June 22, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero announces the Penguins first round draft choice in the 2012 NHL Draft at CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins Rumors: Ray Shero done dealing as deadline nears

If anyone  had any thoughts of Pittsburgh Penguins’ general manager Ray Shero making anymore moves before Wednesday’s trade deadline, you should think again, because it’s not likely to happen.

October 27, 2011; Pittsburgh,PA, USA: Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero at the press conference announcing the 2012 NHL draft will take on June 22 and 23, 2012 at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

Shero has made enough noise with the acquisitions of Brenden Morrow, Douglas Murray and Jarome Iginla over the course of the past couple of weeks.

Even with Sidney Crosby out of the lineup indefinitely and Paul Martin out for the next six weeks, it doesn’t look as if Shero will try and make any more moves at the deadline.

“What center can you get to replace Sid, honestly?” Shero said, per the Tribune-Review. “We’ve made the moves we’re going to make, I think.”

There’s really not much out there anyway for Shero to consider, even if he did have his eyes on another defenseman with two of the Penguins leaders in ice time currently out of the lineup in both Martin and Kris Letang.

There’s also the  need to get the three new acquisitions totally comfortable in Dan Bylsma’s system before adding any more parts.

Shero has already upgraded the talent level on this team a great deal and then there is the fact that the Penguins are on  15-game winning streak, so any more moves are highly unlikely as Shero has filled every need on this team already and then some.

Every time you think the Pens are done dealing, Shero seems to have a trick up his sleeve, but this time it appears doubtful he will to make a move.

Shero has done more than enough already. It’s time for  him to take a  break and enjoy the trade deadline with the rest of us.

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