Pittsburgh Penguins: Be Realistic and Don’t Overhaul This Year

March 2nd, 2010 by Chris Miller Leave a reply »
The trade deadline is one of the most entertaining portions of an NHL season. Rumors abound, and the casual fans' fantasy world explodes.

Don't be ridiculous, Pittsburgh.

The Penguins are not going to make a major move as the trade deadline approaches.

We all know general manager Ray Shero is quite capable of pulling the trigger on a major deal, as he provided fans the services of sniper Marian Hossa in 2008.

How well did that work for the team?

Yes, they did make it to the Stanely Cup Finals, and were two games from bringing home the prize, but did it validate the necessity to make a major move every time the team is in playoff contention?

Last year, Shero was intent on adjusting the roster without eliminating role players or quality prospects from the organization. Acquiring Bill Guerin for a draft choice and landing Chris Kunitz and Eric Tangradi for Ryan Whitney not only tweaked the roster, but salvaged important prospects and draft picks.

And, of course, it brought the Stanely Cup back to Pittsburgh.

Shero has a reputation for making the right move at the right time, and the opinio ...

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