Originally written on PenguinPoop  |  Last updated 6/25/13

DETROIT - JUNE 12: General manager Ray Shero of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 2-1 to win Game Seven and the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Joe Louis Arena on June 12, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Recently, the Penguins Ray Shero was named General Manager of the Year. Long regarded as one of the top executives in hockey—if not the entire sporting world—it earned the popular GM some richly deserved recognition. In light of the recent award I decided to compile a list of Shero’s major trades, along with (very) subjective grades. To qualify, players involved had to play at least one game for the Pens. The table doesn’t include the recent Harry Zolnierczyk for Alex Grant deal. I apologize for the funky formatting. Season Date Team Acquired Traded Grade/Comment 06-07 July 19 Nashville Dominic Moore, Libor Pivko 3rd round choice 2007 [B-] Depth move   July 20 San Jose Patrick Ehelechner, Nils Ekman 2nd round choice 2007 [D] Ekman fizzled   Feb. 27 Minnesota 3rd round choice 2007 Dominic Moore [B] Decent return   Feb. 27  Florida  Gary Roberts  Noah Welch  [A] “Scary Gary” a gem   Feb. 27 Phoenix Georges Laraque Daniel Carcillo, 3rd round choice 2008 [B] Bona fide heavy...
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