Pittsburgh Penguins Talk: Bold Predictions for the 2017-18 Season

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 05: Kris Letang
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 05: Kris Letang /
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Conor Sherman

With the season already started, the penguins have seemed to have not made a trade to cover the third and fourth line centers. Greg McKegg and Carter Rowney filled those voids in game 1 of 82.

This is going to be a big season for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Despite sloppy defence in the the first 60 minutes, the Penguins should piece together a 50 win season.

The Penguins have undoubtably the best offense in the league. With that, I think it is only going to get better. Although McKegg looks like he earned the third line center gig, I think GM Jim Rutherford has something coming for us.

With Duchene, MacKinnon, and Gabriel Landeskog all still available, it looks like the Penguins could still land one of them. If they were to, I think Carl Hagelin would be a main piece in the trade. Hagelin is a 29 year old swedish left winger who has won the Stanley Cup the past two years. Hagelin is to make four million dollars in each of the next two seasons.

The Colorado Avalanche are also in need of a Goalie.Penguins prospect goalie Filip Gustavsson could also be a part of the deal. The Organization really admires Gustavsson but with Murray and Jarry all being within a couple of years with each other, there is no reason to keep all three goalies. Penguin fans know how much the team loves to give away draft picks and that could also be a part in the deal.

It is an agreement that both teams could help out both team tremendously if reached.

The Penguins could really secure a  trip back to the Eastern Conference Final with an addition like that.