It’s summer and we’re digging deep. Last year at about this time we looked at surprises and shortcomings from the season prior. Let’s look forward now.
With a lot of new faces, there’s certainly the hope for newcomers to exceed expectations.
-Alex Galchenyuk: has to be at the top of the list. He’s got the pedigree being a high pick of third overall back in 2012. He scored 30 goals for Montreal in 2015-16. At 25 years old, he’s at a prime age to produce a great season, especially since he’s figuring to play top-six minutes this year with the Pens, perhaps in a very offensive role on the Evgeni Malkin line.