KEEP. Regardless of injury concerns, you don't dump a world-class player. He needs to take a look in the mirror though and re-discover his guts, because he didn't show them these playoffs.
KEEP. You don't dump a world-class player. Playoff performance was meh, so he needs to make sure he is better than that next time.
DUMP. With 1 year left on his deal, Pens will have a tough time retaining his services. His value is super high and you should be able to get a high-end player and/or prospects and picks. He is a luxury and there are other areas of concern.
KEEP. This is the guy we have needed for years. He showed up these playoffs - which is more than you can say about most.
KEEP. He's a fantastic complementary player for our top 2 centers. He needs to take less stupid penalties and cause less goals to be disallowed.
KEEP. What a year, what a price tag. Works really well with Sid. He was pretty invisible the last few playoff games though.
DUMP. He's far too soft. Need to get rid of our perimeter players. We will find another option at PP point.
KEEP. He played well, he has a good price tag for 3rd line, he has character. He needs to figure out how to produce more consistently.
KEEP. He battled through a tough year with injuries and what not. This is a guy with a ton of heart and a scoring touch from line 3. He contributes to our puck possession game and is still young. Needs to work on some things though.
KEEP. Adams is Adams. Keep him for one last year.
KEEP. He showed me a lot down the stretch. Even if he turns into a 3rd or 4th liner, he looks like he can play in this league. He's waiver-eligible, so there is no other option but to trade him at low value.
DUMP. Old, small, pretty much useless.
DUMP. Old, slow, pretty much useless.
KEEP. Maybe his role should increase? Or maybe decrease? I don't know, but he's a fine option as a 12 or 13 forward.
DUMP. Who? What a shame this year was for him. There's no spot for him though, so try to trade him for a pick or else you'll lose him via waivers.
UFA 1: Winger acquired either via UFA (a) or trade for Staal (b).
(a). Parise, Doan, Selanne, Smyth, D. Jones
(b). Stafford, Roy, Morrow, Hornqvist, Clowe, Malone
UFA 2: Center acquired via UFA.
Stoll, Gaustad, Pahlsson, Chris Kelly
Preferably Stoll - he plays PP point.