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01-02-2013, 07:22 PM
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Blockbuster trade on the Eve of the season

In a trade that has been rumored for a year the Penguins and Avalanche have finally pulled off their much rumored Matt Duchene deal. The trade sent Duchene, Douglas Murray, and Colorado's 3rd round pick in the upcoming 2016 draft. Going the other way to Colorado are Andrej Meszaros, David Legwand and top defensive prospect Louis Desbiens. After being eliminated in the 2nd round for two straight seasons the Penguins finally pulled off the deal that gets them the top 6 forward they needed. Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero had this to say on the trade "Duchene provides us with tremendous speed, a fantastic shot and excellent play making abilities. He is the elite talent we have wanted to go along with Geno and Neal on our 2nd line for a while now. It was tough trading Meszaros after a really good season for him but we have enough organizational depth to replace him. We would also like to thank David Legwand for his time here in Pittsburgh and all he has done for the organization and the community." The Pens now have a number of offensive threats in their top 6 and look to win the Stanley Cup for the 1st time in 8 years.

2015-2016 roster

W.Karlsson (81) Crosby (95) Gaborik (89)
Neal (84) Malkin (92) Duchene (85)
Raymond (79) Sutter (83) Bennett (76)
Pelsonen (78) Gillies (79) Tootoo (76)

Giordano (84) Letang (90)
Despres (81) Raycroft (82)
Dumoulin (80) Murray (80)
Campoli (77)

Fleury (87)
Engstrand (81)


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