Found March 25, 2013 on
San Jose Sharks
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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 ...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins continued to bolster their roster for a Stanley Cup run, acquiring San Jose defenseman Doug Murray on Tuesday for a pair of second-round picks.
The 33-year-old Murray will give the Penguins a physical presence at the blue line along with plenty of playoff experience. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Murray has three assists in 29 games for the struggling...
Yesterday morning Ray Shero had eight active defensemen on his roster and one defenseman, Kris Letang, on Injured Reserve. In between then and now defenseman Simon Despres was returned to the WBS Penguins, Kris Letang was taken off IR, Robert Bortuzzo was sent down to the WBS Penguins for “conditioning assignment”, Kris Letang is back on IR this time with a broken foot...
The Stanley Cup isn’t won at the trade deadline, but if it was, the Pittsburgh Penguins would be having their names carved into the trophy right now. It isn’t, of course, but that doesn’t mean the Penguins haven’t done a lot to improve their chances of hoisting the Cup come June.
Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero remains one of the best in the game, and he proved that...
It's not even close. Ray Shero is so far in front of Ken Holland (and everyone else) that the discussion isn't even worth having. Here's what he does: he evaluates his team and determines whether they're Cup contenders, or not.
Ken Holland does the same. Even ground.
Shero, and Holland, annually determine that their teams have realistic title hopes.
With the trade deadline still a week away, the Pittsburgh Penguins wasted no time by trading defense prospect, Joseph Morrow, and a 2013 fifth round pick for Dallas Stars captain, Brendan Morrow (along with a 2013 third round pick) and in the process ruined my dream of ever playing in the NHL. I hope you’re happy Ray Shero!
Brendan Morrow, while on the downside of his career, is...
from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province,
Vancouver GM Mike Gillis better wake up.
If he’s going to get an aging player who was good a couple of years ago he’d better hurry before the Pittsburgh Penguins acquire them all.
Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero had his fans applauding his moves to get Brenden Morrow and Douglas Murray, but NHL executives won’t have quite...
If ever you were still undecided on whether or not Ray Shero and Dan Bylsma wanted this team to win the Stanley Cup this year or every year, you got it today when the Pens traded Joe Morrow for Brenden Morrow and swapped picks with the Dallas Stars.
Ray Shero must have something on Nieuwendyk because we don't know why he keeps agreeing to these trades. Or maybe they're...
I hate the Yankees. They and their talent acquisition model represent everything wrong with America today. I hate the concept of buying talent with no regard for team chemistry in order to try to get whatever trophy awaits you and your overpayed superteam.
If the Penguins rent Jerome Iginla and end up going the distance, it will turn that sweet sip from Lord Stanley’s cup more...
Ray Shero stood pat last year. He doesn't appear to be this season. There is a deal in place for Brendan Morrow.
Via Darren Dreger:
If Morrow waives his NMC, the Pens will apparently deal prospect Joe Morrow.
While that price may seem high, this deal makes unlimited sense.
1. Morrow is a playoff performer. Great read earlier this week from Puck Daddy on Morrow...
If you believed Ray Shero would stand pat, as he did last season, and not add a few pieces to an already elite team, shame on you.If the you hesitated to jump for joy because you thought the price for Brenden Morrow seemed a little too high, you're not alone. After all, Joe Morrow was a very good defensive prospect with a ton of potential as a Pittsburgh Penguin. And while...
After securing only 1 of 4 possible points against the Sabres last week, the Canadiens start a big week with back to back games against the Penguins and the Bruins. The Habs are still clinging to the Northeast lead, but are now 5 points behind the trade happy Pittsburgh Penguins.
Meanwhile, many Canadiens fans are waiting to see Marc Bergevin match Pittsburgh's Ray Shero...
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Brenden Morrow, Doug Murray? Cookies or ice cream? Morrow might not be the player he was when he led the Stars to the conference finals in 2008 and Murray might be a step slow, but the two could be just what Pittsburgh needs, and GM Ray Shero no doubt believes that the sum, in this case, is greater than its parts....
"The chances of the Kings making and succeeding in a serious pitch for the right wing appear slim." - Lisa Dillman, Los Angeles Times.
As much hype as this deal has been touted, as much as Marty McSorley tells the media that Sutter wants Iginla, its just not going to happen.
The Kings would have to give up way too much to acquire him. I mean if a 5-6 D-man like Doug...