It's too early to make line projections for the 2019/2020 Pittsburgh Penguins. Chances are that if I put together a depth chart, Jim Rutherford will have traded off at least one player before I hit "publish." So I won't do that.
Whatever lines that Mike Sullivan decides to go with at the start of next season should be permanent for at least a dozen games. Sullivan is a two-time Stanley Cup champion, but he's not above reproach. I'm in the second-guessing/opinions business. I HAVE to criticize if there's a reason to be critical.
Dominik Simon spent time on the 3rd line, 4th line, and Sidney Crosby's right wing. Bryan Rust's versatility is a strength, but I'd like to see him have a defined role. Is Jared McCann the 3rd line center or a top-6 winger? Is Nick Bjugstad a top-6 right wing or is he the 3rd line center? I think Phil Kessel, should he be here, needs to be in the top-6.
I don't have all the answers, but I'd like to see Mike Sullivan give players a chance to find their roles.