Originally written on PenguinPoop  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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When Ray Shero sat down to do the math involved in trying to decide who to acquire for the Penguins stretch drive to the playoffs, it didn’t take a genius to see how the numbers added up.  Trading for Eastern European goal scorers(Kovalev, Poninkarovsky) = Playoff flame out whereas acquiring Canadian hard nosed, gritty, leadership types(Roberts, Guerin) = Stanley Cup Finals.  And because the numbers never lie, it was easy to see why Shero targeted a player like Brenden Morrow. Morrow has Roberts and Guerin written all over him: Aging Canadian veteran (and one who has yet to drink from the Stanley Cup – The dream of every Canadian youngster), member of Canadian Olympic team, Captain of his former team ie, considered to be an excellent leader and a player not afraid to go to the dirty places. Now that he has been acquired, the looming question is, “Where to play him”?  Coach Dan Bylsma is way too smart of a hockey coach to mess with the number one line of Crosby, Kunitz and Dupuis whi...
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  • Yeah, except Bill Guerin was, is and always will be an American.
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