NEEDS: As long as the Pens get into the playoffs, they have a chance. But they could use a boost at center, as their depth isn’t what it once was.
AVAILABILITY: Pittsburgh has been adept at plugging in wingers with great success. Now they’ve got some wiggle room, where they can trade some of those talents.
UFAs: P. Hornqvist (RW), C. Rowney (RW), I. Cole (D), R. Reaves (RW)
TRADE BAIT: Carl Hagelin is having a down year, but it’s hard to find a current player with so much playoff experience. He’s a speedster during an era that rewards the fleet of foot and if the Penguins need to bolster their position at center or on defense, someone will have to be sacrificed. In Hagelin, they have a veteran signed through one more season.