Going into trade deadline day today you would be hard pressed to find a deeper roster than that of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Their first two lines could fill an All-Star team. Penguins GM Ray Shero added yet another player to the Penguins and once again did it without losing a roster player only a conditional 6th or 7th round pick.
30 year old, 5’11 left wing, Jussi Jokinen had fallen out of favor with the Carolina Hurricanes this year. His 6 goals in 5 assists in 33 games didn’t mesh well with the $3 million in salary he was receiving. The Carolina Hurricanes also had just over paid for Alexander Semin and were probably looking for a bit of salary relief.
What this means for the Penguins:
Jokinen, only 3 years removed from a 30 goal season will most likely be filling in a role on the already convoluted 3rd and 4th lines of the Penguins. The Penguins options for a third line will now be ridiculous. Brandon Sutter, Jussi Jokinen and Brenden Morrow would be a dream third line. ...