Breaking down Penguins forward depth chart & Analysis on Projected Lines

 

FORWARD DEPTH CHART With the lockout over, burning questions for the Penguins upfront is how the top-6 will shake up after the departure of Steve Sullivan and revamping a third line around the newly acquired Brandon Sutter, following the trade of Jordan Staal on draft day this past June. Strong indications have been that Matt Cooke will enter camp as the front runner to move up to a top-6 role in a short-term role on a line with Evgeni Malkin or Sidney Crosby. Other internal options who could get early looks include Tyler Kennedy, Eric Tangradi and a longshot candidate being Dustin Jeffrey who if given the opportunity, could be primed for a breakout season. Despite the loss of Staal, the strength of this team is still down the middle with Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Brandon Sutter, a combination that few teams can rival but losing a player ofRead More »