PITTS­BURGH PEN­GUINS

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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.

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