Pittsburgh Penguins: Free Agent Possibilities by Position

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Apr 18, 2015; New York, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center

Sidney Crosby

(87) is congratulated after scoring a second period goal against the New York Rangers during game 2 of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Most hockey fans see the upcoming 2015 free agents as one of the worst in recent memory, mostly because it does not contain a big name superstar.  But, I wouldn’t jump to that conclusion so quickly. The approaching free agency frenzy that we all know and love is very important for teams like the Pittsburgh Penguins, who have specific needs to fill to be successful in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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General Manager Jim Rutherford could go a couple of different ways this offseason with his plan to re-tool the Pittsburgh Penguins.  It all depends on who he decides to re-sign from last season’s roster. He could be in search of a top-six defensemen, considering that both Christian Ehrhoff and Paul Martin will almost certainly depart via free agency.  Although it is likely that Martin will seek a new deal somewhere else to finish his career, he could be re-signed for the right price, if he wants to stay that is.

Of course, Jim Rutherford already stated that the Pittsburgh Penguins will be in search of a top-six winger to play alongside Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin.

If the Pittsburgh Penguins are looking to shake up their roster via free agency, let’s take a look at the best options available in every position.