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Catching up on the latest Penguins news

The Pittsburgh Penguins enter the second year of Mike Sullivan’s tenure as head coach as quite the interesting betting option.

It’s not just that the Penguins are loaded and coming off a title, but because they continue to nab talent. It makes betting on them at quite easy, especially when bettors can look here and see the payouts are more than what you would normally expect from a defending champion.

Why? Read on for more good news out of Pittsburgh.

Penguins Chasing Big Prospects

Pittsburgh’s gains didn’t stop at the NHL draft, folks.

According to various reports, the Penguins remain in the hunt for major names like Jimmy Vesey and Thomas DiPauli. These two would provide an obvious boon  to the roster, but it’s also important to remember something else about the interest between the team and the college free agents—the fact college kids want to talk to the team means it shouldn’t have problems reloading talent year after year.

Justin Schultz Re-Signs

Justin Schultz is back with the Penguins on a one-year deal.

Most figured Schultz would take a hike and join a different team after the Penguins declined to extend him an offer. He didn’t, though, and after a brief stay on the market, he’s back under team control. A strong defenseman who is only 26 years old, Schultz provides obvious depth one year removed from appearing in 63 games and tallying 18 points.

Matt Cullen Might Retire

This year might be it for Penguins center Matt Cullen.

Now 39 years old, it’s understandable a guy who entered the league in 1996 wants to hang up the stick soon. Last year was Cullen’s first in Pittsburgh and he gave the team 82 games and 32 points, providing the veteran leadership necessary for a team to make a title run in the first place. In theory, this year being his last could propel him to play even better, and perhaps help the Penguins repeat.

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