The Pittsburgh Penguins will soon have nine healthy defensemen on their roster. General Manager Jim Rutherford has acknowledged that is an unsustainable number. Despite early season scuttle that Olli Maatta could be available, more recent discussion focuses on Jamie Oleksiak.
Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now rolls through the scenarios, the likely pairings and the odd-man out in the event either Maatta or Oleksiak are dealt. Oh, and Dan breaks into song, too. You’ll just have to watch for that moment–but be careful, the TV theme song may be stuck in your head for days.
You can read more about the Penguins defensemen overcrowding here.