The Penguins are hoping that Patric Hornqvist will be able to bounce back from a dismal second half -- and a history of concussions.
Can Jake Guentzel become the first Penguins player since Evgeni Malkin in 2011-12 to score 50 times in a season?
Erik Gudbranson exceeded most observers' expectations after the Penguins acquired him, and will try to build on that solid early performance.
Penguins forward Alex Galchenyuk can show -- and earn -- a lot with a strong two-way performance during his first season with the team.
What you've seen from him in the past -- solid, responsible defensive play -- is what you can expect to get during the coming season.
He's the front-trunner to be Matt Murray's backup, but he might have to fend off a challenge from Tristan Jarry during training camp.
Can he produce at his customary level and, in the process, help his team reclaim its place among the top contenders for the Stanley Cup?
He's a logical candidate to replace Matt Cullen in the middle of the fourth line, although he can play the wing, too.
He has a lot of the qualities that teams seek in a third-line center, and that's the niche he figures to fill with the Penguins during the coming season.
Projecting the role that will be filled in 2019-20 by a member of the Penguins' major-league roster, and what can be expected off him.