Is Jake Guentzel the right guy to replace Hornqvist on Penguins’ power play?

Is Jake Guentzel the right guy to replace Hornqvist on Penguins’ power play?
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PITTSBURGH — Jake Guentzel has been penciled in on the Penguins’ No. 1 power-play unit for the coming season, just as Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang have been.

That’s a fairly logical, even obvious, move, considering that Guentzel was on pace to record his second consecutive 40-goal season before suffering a shoulder injury that had to be surgically repaired.

But while Guentzel is assured of a spot on the top power play, precisely where he will be deployed isn’t clear just yet.

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