Collectively, the Pens have 441 points among them.
182 points, 118 among the first rounders, 89 between Crosby/Malkin
- Dustin Jeffrey- 6th round
- Tyler Kennedy- 4th round
- Evgeni Malkin- 1st round (2nd overall)
- Joe Vitale- 7th round
- Robert Bortuzzo- 3rd round
- Simon Despres- 1st round (30th overall)
- Sidney Crosby- 1st round (1st overall)
- Kris Letang- 3rd round
- Brooks Orpik- 1st round (18th overall)
- Marc-Andre Fleury-1st round (1st overall)
- Beau Bennett- 1st round (20th overall)
Free Agent Signings: 52 points
- Matt Cooke- drafted in 6th round by Vancouver
- Tanner Glass- drafted in 9th round by Florida
- Mark Eaton- undrafted
- Paul Martin- drafted in 2nd round by New Jersey
- Deryk Engelland- drafted in 6h round by New Jersey
Trade Aquisitions: 198 points
- Pascal Dupuis- undrafted
- Jarome Iginla- drafted in 1st round by Dallas
- Jussi Jokinen- drafted in 6th round by Dallas
- Chris Kunitz- undrafted
- Brenden Morrow- drafted in 1st round by Dallas
- James Neal- drafted in 2nd round by Dallas
- Brandon Sutter- drafted in 1st round by Carolina
- Douglass Murray- drafted in 8th round by San Jos
- Matt Niskanen- drafted in 1st round by Dallas
- Tomas Vokoun- drafted in 9th round by Montreal.
Waivers: 8 points
- Craig Adams- drafted by Harford in 9th round
Summary: The Pens have almost the same number of draftees on their team as players acquired by trade, and are pretty even in points. The Penguins are a great team because they draft well AND Ray Shero makes some amazing trades. Without Crosby/Malkin this is still a really talented team, though their presence makes everyone better, and they are a big reason why players like Kunitz and Dupuis produce the way they do. It’s a cohesive unit working together, that has been masterfully constructed by Ray Shero.
“Crosby, who has not played since his jaw was fractured by a deflected shot March 30, is expected to seek medical clearance today or Friday to resume playing.
If that’s given, he would not return to the lineup for the Penguins’ game at New Jersey tonight or the regular-season finale Saturday against Carolina at Consol Energy Center, but dressing for Game 1 of the playoffs is not out of the question.”
Source: Dave Molinari (PG+)
The Penguins NHL14 Candidates are Geno and Letang!
Go vote here!
unfortunately, the first round is choosing between the two :/
for some reason like every team except the Pens has announced who their two candidates are, so I guess we’ll find out tomorrow.
My guess is that will be definitely Sid and maybe Letang or Neal.
We can’t lose again this year!