Mar 7, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) and defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) and center Sidney Crosby (87) and left wing Chris Kunitz (14) celebrate after a goal was scored by center Evgeni Malkin (71) against the Anaheim Ducks during the third period at Honda Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Anaheim Ducks in a shootout with a final score of 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Metropolitan Division Notes: Canes Roster, Pens PP, Isles Goaltending

Every Thursday we’ll bring you news and notes from FanSided network, focussing on the NHL’s Metropolitan Division.

*Brett Finger gives his thoughts on who he believes will make the Carolina Hurricanes opening night roster. Unfortunately, it’s in slide show form. – Cardiac Cane

*Did the Columbus Blue Jackets get any better in the off season? Julia Lawrence investigates.  - Union and Blue

*Frank Maduri wonders if the NHL is oversaturating the outdoor game. It’s something I’ve pondered as well. – Pucks and Pitchforks

*Can the New York Rangers repeat their recent success? Considering they got to the Stanley Cup Final last year, probably not. – Blue Line Station

*Sean Marshall looks at the New York Islanders goaltending situation. Are they still paying Rick DiPietro not to play? – Eyes on Isles

*Tom Foti uses advanced stats to predict what R.J. Umberger might do with the Philadelphia Flyers. – Broad Street Buzz

*Johnny Feulner gives you a look at what the Pittsburgh Penguins top power play unit should look like. – Pens Labyrinth

*There is only one correct answer to this Washington Capitals poll question. – Stars and Sticks

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