WHERE THEY'LL FINISH
It would be a great story if the Penguins could jump into the playoffs, but their defense is too young and their goaltending not developed enough for that. They finish fourth in the Atlantic and 13th in the East.
BUZZ FACTORStock up. Whether this is the Penguins' swansong in Pittsburgh after almost three decades may not be known for several months, but if they are on the move Kansas City or Houston or Portland, the city could get the makings of a wildly exciting franchise.