Pittsburgh Penguins: Top Five Offseason Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

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Sep 25, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Oskar Sundqvist (49) moves the puck up ice against the Minnesota Wild during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

4. Trust Expectation and Potential Over Experience

In a way, this is similar to number five. You hear it constantly. “We need to get a veteran presence with some experience”.

Ever since Bill Guerin departed from the Pittsburgh Penguins the team has been searching for another Bill Guerin. Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but those guys don’t grow on trees. Also, the Pens have that veteran leadership in Pascal Dupuis given that he’s able to return next season.

This team isn’t in desperate need of veteran leadership at this point.  They showed a lot of poise in the post season against a very good and very frustrating New York Rangers team.

Remember when we traded for Brendan Morrow? What about that trade for Ben Lovejoy in order to add “experience”? You see my point…

Spare me the experience line and find me guys with speed and skill so they can compliment Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.