In the age of the salary cap, it has become evident that managing a hockey club is a delicate art that involves some trial and error. There are bound to be some broken eggs en route to any omelette. And with the cap’s modest growth over the past few years at top of mind, concomitantly understanding that player salaries have a general upward trend per unit of production, it becomes evident that to build a winning team – or any team, for that matter – there are bound to be weak spots.
Teams have to make decisions, and they have to make sacrifices. Every roster around the league has its weak spots and holes. Otherwise we wouldn’t be glued to Twitter dot com for hours on deadline and free agency days. So what have the Penguins done to address those weaknesses? What is the end result? Read more to learn. Because knowledge is power. And when you’re in a domination league, power is everything.