Penguins fans will never seen a line featuring both Alex Kovalev and Sidney Crosby. Sid’s injury prevented a possible combination of the two superior talents playing together–a tandem that could have produced record breaking numbers for Crosby. If the Penguins draft Tomas Jurco though, fans could see a near replica of Kovalev skating alongside Crosby.
Most mock drafts are projecting Pittsburgh to once again select a scoring winger. Beau Bennett, last year’s selection, has potential to post 40 goals in an NHL season, or 40 goals in an NHL career. With the Penguins strong core of young defensemen, drafting young offensive studs makes perfect sense.