Originally written on PenguinPoop  |  Last updated 11/19/14

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)
As he did with two of his previous acquisitions, Ray Shero did not wait for the NHL’s trade deadline day to improve the Penguins’ roster.  Like both the Chris Kunitz and James Neal deals, Shero acted while the rest of the NHL GMs were busy preparing for the April 3rd trade deadline.  Yesterday, it was the trade for Brenden Morrow while today, he went out and got Doug Murray, the Swedish stay at home defenseman from the San Jose Sharks for two draft picks. Murray, whose nickname is “The Crankshaft” is listed at 6’3″/240 pounds has been a mainstay of the Sharks defense since he first came into the league in 2006.  He is the kind of defenseman the Penguins have been missing since both Hal Gill and Rob Scuderi left after the Stanley Cup win.  He is a career plus player, and last year was his first season recording under 200 hits.  He became expendable in San Jose as he is in the last year of his contract, and they are currently in a free fall out of the playoffs.  If you’ve never seen ...
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