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01-06-2013, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by shureshot66 View Post
The biggest plus for a potential playoff lineup is that Shero has a ton of cap room to work with to add a piece or two. Obviously that works best by trading for a guy on an expiring contract, but it might be possible to leverage a team that might struggle to get underneath the decreased cap next season and land a decent player with term remaining.

Will be interesting to see how the trade deadline works this year. Going by the '95 lockout season, the regular season ran from Jan. 20 to May 3. The trade deadline was on April 7. Reasonable to think this year could follow the same pattern.
The Pens have room for more than a piece or two. IMO, if Calgary is out, Shero makes a big play for Iginla, and he's got the pieces and cap space to make it happen. He's also got the pieces and cap space to add an impact defenseman and a more appropriate winger for Geno and Neal.

The real question is whether we get the 2007-2009 version of Ray Shero, because that guy's attitude was 'I've got Sid and Geno, and the future is now'.

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