I think it will be tough to lure FAs here because of the possibilty of the Pens moving. I wouldn't want the Pens to overpay FAs because of the location situation. Any new players to the organization will come through trades (except for Recchi). Until Leclair gets traded in the summer, it still seems like Recchi will be back since he probably will be fairly cheap.
Also, I think with the waiver rules being what they are now, players who need to pass through waivers will get every chance to stick with the team, even after training camp ends. CP took a lot of heat for not keeping Christensen and Whitney at the start of the season, but with all these young players, it's just good asset management. Although once a waiver-eligible player is sent down, management should have the policy of not bringing them back up for the season. If this made clear to the players, you'll certainly get the best out of those players. I think Christensen and Talbot will start the season in the AHL, waiting for first/second line or third/fourth line injuries/demotions respectively. Lannon will be the first call-up for any injuries on D.
No matter who the Pens draft, hopefully Kessel or Johnson, they should start in WBS.
I hope Endicott isn't with the team next year, but he probably will be. He must have seen Pens management kill and cannibalize a hooker. I thought Brian Holzinger had something, but Endicott must have him beat.
Nordgren will probably move back overseas like Morozov did.
I hope Rita gets more of a chance along with Boguniecki. I'm cool with Surovy and Ouellet being extras or traded.
Hilbert / Crosby / Armstrong
Surovy or someone he gets traded for / Malkin / Rita
(or worst case scenario: LeClair / Endicott / Recchi)
Malone / Kolanos / Boguniecki
Koltsov / Taticek / Roy
Ex: Murley / Ouellet
Scuderi / Gonchar
Whitney / Welch
Orpik / Melichar
Fleury / Caron