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07-27-2012, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Eyes of Orpik View Post
Go to the Pens board and you will see a lot of Pens fans giving Ray Shero an F.

I give Shero a B+. While he didn't add an impact player. He...

1. Traded a 2012 7th round pick for the UFA rights to arguably the best goalie on the free agent market, then signed him to a 2 year deal.

2. Traded Jordan Staal (with one year left on his contract who just turned down a long term extension because he wouldn't be able to play with his brother) to his brother's team, the Carolina Hurricanes for Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin and the 8th overall pick (Derrick Pouliot)

3. Traded Zbynek Michalek as a cap dump, for a prospect he really likes, plus a 3rd round pick, cleared cap space to go after Parise and Suter, didn't get them, but he tried. He has Simon Despres who is ready for the NHL, to replace Michalek.

4. Replaced Arron Asham with Tanner Glass, a bigger, more physical 4th line winger who fights, kills penalties and is not afraid to hit (top 10 in hits last season).

5. Added better depth for the Penguins. Over the past 2 seasons, the Penguins AHL depth signings were C Ryan Craig, D Andrew Hutchinson, C Jason Williams, RW Colin McDonald, D Alexandre Picard G Scott Munroe, etc. He added depth that can help the prospects in WBS, while contributing at both the AHL and NHL level.

F Riley Holzapfel
G Jeff Zatkoff
C Warren Peters
C Philippe Dupuis
C Trevor Smith
RW Benn Ferriero
D Dylan Reese
don't forget he resigned that Crosby guy long term for the same cap hit

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