If there was ever a year for Lemieux and Burkle to put up the white flag and live to see another day, it would be this year. No one would blame them. Fans surely wouldn’t revolt. But that’s not what they did, and yesterday Shero seemed energized by the commitment from ownership that allowed him to take a risk on Kovalev.
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GM Ray Shero and the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Alexei Kovalev from the Ottawa Senators for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2011 draft.
Penguins trade Goligoski to Dallas for James Neal and Matt Niskanen (with full audio of Shero conference call)
The long-awaited trade deadline move by Penguins GM Ray Shero finally happened Monday afternoon as the team sent defenseman Alex Goligoski to Dallas for James Neal and Matt Niskanen.
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Weekend news of Evgeni Malkin’s knee injury sent shockwaves through a fanbase already struggling to cope without Sidney Crosby. In Part I of our Penguins trade deadline preview, let’s focus on the market that Shero will be looking to navigate leading up to February 28.
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