The Pittsburgh Penguins have made tons of noise this off-season. That includes introducing Kyle Dubas to lead the way following his Toronto Maple Leafs departure.
Obviously, the big move they made is the three-team trade that landed them Erik Karlsson from the San Jose Sharks. Although they acquired Karlsson and his big contract, the deal saves them three million dollars in cap space because of what they sent away.
They also added tons of other help in the form of guys like Noel Acciari, Reilly Smith, and Ryan Graves amongst others. These players are going to help get the team going in the right direction again.
The Penguins ended up missing last postseason by one point and that point was lost in a very winnable game against the Chicago Blackhawks. The team that snuck in over them, the Florida Panthers, went all the way to the Stanley Cup Final.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are always looking to improve their organization.
After that very tough ending, it was clear that some changes were going to be made. These big changes already have happened. It has been a great off-season for them so far as they look forward to the future.
It is admirable that this Penguins franchise wants to keep going for it as Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Kristopher Letang get into their mid/late 30s. Everyone wants to see them in the playoffs until they play their last games.
The future beyond them is not very bright but they will cross that bridge when they get there. For now, the window is still open. These three players are still available in free agency to help this year: