Now I am just posing the question that the Penguins could be done for now in free agency.
You look at the roster and they have 23 guys to start the season with, if you put Dustin Jefferey on the 3rd line and move Harrison Zolnierczyk to the bench. If something does happen, I would suspect that a blue liner is going to be traded, but how much are you going to get for a Bortuzzo, or Niskanen ?
Its funny that "The Piece" is put into this roster, and it really, IMHO, balances out the defense. If Brian Dumoulin, or Robert Bortuzzo could step up there play and platoon with Engelland I think that is a solid defensive unit. Simon Depres is still a little concerning, but it is time for him to play and learn.
Taking the emotions of the playoffs out of the situation, that is a pretty good roster.
Season Roster size: 23
Prospects for 2014 season:
- Harrison Zolnierczyk
- Brian Dumoulin