Dobber’s Offseason Fantasy Grades: Pittsburgh Penguins

Brad Hayward


For the last 19 years (13 with The Hockey News) Dobber Hockey has reviewed each team from a fantasy-hockey standpoint and graded them.

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The 20th annual off-season review has, and will continue to appear here on DobberHockey throughout August and early September.   This is not a review of the team's likely performance on the ice or in the standings, but in the realm of fantasy hockey both for the season ahead as well as the foreseeable future. Offensively, will the team's stars perform? Are there plenty of depth options worthy of owning in keeper leagues? What about over the next two or three years? These questions are what are taken into consideration when looking at the depth chart and the player potential on that depth chart.


Pittsburgh Penguins

Gone:  Evan Rodrigues, Mike Matheson, John Marino, Louis Domingue, Brian Boyle, Juuso Riikola

Incoming:  Jeff Petry, Ty Smith, Ryan Poehling, Jan Rutta, Dustin Tokarski, Drake Caggiula, Josh Archibald

Impact of changes: The biggest impact for the off-season Penguins, by far, is instead what DIDN'T change.   Re-signing Kris Letang (6 years), Evgeni Malkin (4 years), and Bryan Rust (6 years) said very loudly that the organization still feels this team can compete AS IS for another Stanley Cup. These contracts ma