Breaking Down The Biggest Questions That Remain For Each Penguins' Defenseman

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Each Penguins Defenseman Can Improve This Season

Depth on the Penguins’ blue-line has not been a problem in recent years, and will not be for the foreseeable future.

Feb 3, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing James Neal (right) is mobbed by teammates defenseman Rob Scuderi (4) and defenseman Robert Bortuzzo (41) and center Evgeni Malkin (top center) after Neal scored the game winning goal in overtime against the Ottawa Senators at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 2-1 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

While the Penguins have overhauled a sizeable portion of their forwards, the defense has remained relatively the same. Despite two-thirds of their defensemen returning, each player will have a few questions to answer this season.

Even if the Penguins’ veteran defensemen cannot prove doubters wrong, it looks to be a promising season on the blue-line regardless. If injuries plague the Penguins again, their young defensemen will be called upon to prove they can play at the NHL level – which, they can.

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