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Insider Only Training Camp Buzz: 5 Players under the Microscope with questions on what the future holds

5 Players Under the Microscope

LW Carl Hagelin

A $4 million cap hit for the next two seasons, Hagelin had a dismal offensive season in 2016-2017 with 6 goals and 22 points in 61 games and the dominant possession game from 2015-2016 wasn’t there.

Injuries then made him a non-factor for much of the playoffs where he was a healthy scratch for stretches of the playoffs before turning in a strong performance in the Penguins Stanley Cup clinching win in Game 6.

Hagelin is bad value at his contract because of the inconsistent offensive production that saw the Rangers trade him entering his peak years and then the Anaheim Ducks after just a couple months.

Where opinions differ on Hagelin is usually between coaches and upper management.

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Defenseman Olli Maatta

What does the future hold for Olli Maatta as a Penguin?

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An area to watch.

Some scuttlebutt among scouts is Pittsburgh contemplating Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

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William DePaoli

TIOPS Insider

William DePaoli is the President/Founder of Inside Pittsburgh Sports LLC and can be reached at wdepaoli@insidepittsburghsports.com

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