by Rich Miller (@PensBender)
The Pittsburgh Penguins have arguably the best two top lines in hockey. Having two of the best players in the world centering said lines certainly doesn’t hurt that argument. It’s a very realistic possibility, assuming that everyone stays healthy, each member of the Penguins top-six could score over 60 points this season, including Beau Bennett who is emerging as a star-in-the-making this preseason playing on the left side of Evgeni Malkin and James Neal.
Forwards seven through twelve, however, are a much different story.
There isn’t much certainty outside of Brandon Sutter centering the third line, who himself is coming off a relatively inconsistent season. To his credit, Sutter is having a tremendous preseason, looking quicker, more conditioned, and employing a much improved shot. Exactly who will be skating alongside of him this season remains to be seen, the Penguins currently have veteran Jussi Jokinen and newcomer Matt D’Agostini...