Originally written August 09, 2013 on PensInitiative:
When last I reviewed the current state of the Penguins, it was back in June, just before the draft.  There were a decent number of unknowns that have since sorted themselves out.  Let’s look again at the current makeup of the team as we head into mid-August.  The upcoming season is a mere two months away. The current roster looks like this (8/8/13): Line 1A: Sidney Crosby Chris Kunitz Pascal Dupuis Line 1B: Evgeni Malkin James Neal Beau Bennett Line 3: Brandon Sutter Matt D'Agostini Jussi Jokinen Line 4 and Bench: Joe Vitale Craig Adams Tanner Glass Dustin Jeffery Top Defensive Paring: Paul Martin Kris Letang 2nd Defensive Paring: Brooks Orpik Simon Despres 3rd Defensive Paring and Bench: Rob Scuderi Matt Niskanen Robert Bortuzzo Deryk Engalland Goaltenders: Marc-Andre Fleury Tomas Vokoun You may of course disagree with the roster pairings I have created, and that’s fine as training camp will determine how the lines are built....
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