Pittsburgh Penguins Rumors: 3 Offseason Starting Goalie Targets

The Pittsburgh Penguins are in store for some offseason changes and that could include pending UFA Tristan Jarry. There is no contract in place and the team might want to go a different direction for the remaining years their veteran core of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Kris Letang have. Jarry will likely be looking for a longer term and the team could target a veteran starter instead for fewer years.

Semyon Varlamov

The first veteran the Penguins should seriously consider is Semyon Varlamov. After a few years serving as Ilya Sorokin's backup and still putting up strong numbers, he still should be considered a starter. His career numbers are very strong and the 35-year-old still has years left before he falls off. At his age, he won't be looking for anything longer than 3-4 years, and we've seen how older goalies can still be effective.

Frederik Andersen

The Carolina Hurricanes have a choice to make. They already committed to Pyotr Kochetkov and both Frederik Andersen and Antti Raanta are UFAs after the season. They have actually gone with Raanta in the playoffs and he's taken them to the cusp of advancing already. The team's offseason choice in goaltenders to split time with Kochetkov may not be as cut and dry as many think.

If Andersen, who has experienced some injury troubles with the Hurricanes, walks to free agency, the Penguins should definitely be in on him. When healthy, he is an elite goaltender and could push the Penguins into the playoffs and even further.

Cam Talbot

The Ottawa Senators will not be bringing back Cam Talbot, which means the Penguins have another good veteran option. Talbot has had some very good seasons in his career in Edmonton and Minnesota and could do the same with a couple of final runs on Pittsburgh. He is also a playoff performer as he has a .921 SV% in the postseason in his career.

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