Pittsburgh Penguins Preview
The Pens bolstered their defense with the addition of two veteran free-agent defenseman, Mike Matheson and Cody Ceci. The loss of goaltender Matt Murray leaves Tristan Jarry as the clear number 1 with Casey DeSmith as the backup. The Pens biggest issue the past two seasons has been their defensive coverage. The Pens re-aquired forward Kasperi Kapanen from the Toronto Maple Leafs but until they address their defensive woes, the best offense will get them eliminated from the first round of the playoffs for the 3rd straight year. New general manager Ron Hextall and president of hockey operations Brian Burke just might make the moves needed that former GM Jim Rutherford was not willing to make.