Trades and flops have depleted the Pittsburgh Penguins’ feeder system. Without a stream of first-round picks or even second-rounders, the Penguins are without prospects who make the fan base drool and the professional amateur-scouting class cheer. But even without the big names, do not assume the Penguins are without NHL-caliber prospects who could, sooner or later. make an impact at the next level.
As we examined the pool, the Penguins’ system has more than a half-dozen NHL prospects and a few more who could reach that level with another step forward.
The Penguins’ prospect pool also has some players who need to improve upon last year or risk being relegated to an afterthought.