2014-2015 NHL Preview Guide

 

      

 

Crosby's Impact on Line Combos

Standard Spin: Crosby's return will certainly have a ripple effect through the Pens' lineup.  Most players will benefit - Malkin, Neal, and Letang will see more points on the PP.  Dupuis and Kunitz will play alongside Crosby, and their value obviously will head north.  One player who is likely to be hurt by Crosby's return is Jordan Staal - he'll be relegated back to the third line center role.  (Nov.21)