2012 Penguins Free Agency: What We’ve Lost/Gained & How It’ll Impact Next Season

July 7th, 2012 by Andi Perelman Leave a reply »
For the second year in a row, Penguins fans have been glued to their twitter accounts and TV sets to see what GM Ray Shero is up to. Last year he made a compelling offer to former Penguin Jaromir Jagr which ended in heartbreak (or should I say hatred?) for many Pens fans. This year, Pens fans had their sights set on NJ Devils forward, Zach Parise and Nashville Predators defenseman, Ryan Suter. And for the second year in a row, Pens fans have cringed as they read ESPN's Pierre LeBrun tweets, as he reported that both players were headed to the Minnesota Wild.

So the question stands: how will the Pens do this upcoming year? Last year, they had a really strong regular season and looked to be a favorite for the Stanley Cup. However, with a defensive breakdown and an intense series with the Flyers, the Penguins' hopes for 2012 were crushed. And with the upcoming 2012-2013 the Pens have lost Jordan Staal, Arron Asham, Steve Sullivan, and Zbynek Michalek (and hopefully goalie-fighting and incompetent Brent Johnson). The question is will this be significant or debilitating for the Pens? I seriously doubt it and here is why.

Sullivan was helpful on the power play for a ...

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