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.
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.