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Penguins’ Shero on making more moves: ‘You never know’

Mar 26, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

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The Pittsburgh Penguins added some snarl to their lineup by acquiring Brenden Morrow and Douglas Murray via trades. To some, that indicates that their work is done … but that might not necessarily be the case.

Penguins GM Ray Shero at least kept the door open about making a move. He gave more details about what he wants to Sportsnet’s John Shannon.

“Depth on the fourth line … or a winger for the second line, you never know,” Shero said.

(Some might believe that a fellow named Jarome Iginla might fall into that “second line” category, at least on a team that boasts Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin in separate combinations. Just saying.)

Of course, some – like Sportsnet’s Mark Spector – believe that the Penguins might just stay in trade talks to drive prices up for other contenders (such as the Boston Bruins). For those crossing their fingers for an entertaining deadline, that wouldn’t be such a bad thing.

For what it’s worth,’s Tracey Myers reports that the Penguins are one of the many NHL teams who sent scouts to Tuesday’s Calgary Flames-Chicago Blackhawks game.


  1. csilojohnson - Mar 26, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    Drive those prices up Shero!

  2. eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 26, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Well Mr Shero Its over here in Philly ! We only have two players on the roster that take the ice with a purpose one is Zak Renaldo you don’t need him for the playoffs the other is Max Talbot see you in the first round ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,maybe next year and thats a big maybe !

    • ironman721 - Mar 26, 2013 at 9:23 PM

      Shortened season, some injuries plus a few bad breaks or your boys would be playoff shopping too. No way Philly misses the playoffs 2 years in a row. After this year Philly front office will be very aggressive in the off season. First thing should be getting Jagr back.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 26, 2013 at 9:30 PM

        Your words are kind iron but the truth is this is a underachieving team and the organization should be embarrased and trust me they are ! This team except for Talbot and Renaldo I don’t know how they look theselves in the mirror its a disgrace and that friggin soft bum Sean Coutier I think he has infected the rest of the team they all are a clone of his sad #ss ! If Holmgren is a true GM chalk this season up and start making huge moves if any team would take these bums off your hands !

  3. penzfan329 - Mar 26, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Hey your flyers are getting whooped right now. Good luck making it to the first round loser

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 26, 2013 at 9:38 PM

      Whats right is right and whats wrong is wrong and you are right ! Can’t disagree with a word you said!
      The Penquins are in another stratosphere compared to the flyers right now and honestly it dose not look like a temporary thing it may be this way for awhile to the victors go the spoils have fun !

  4. crashtheboards55 - Mar 26, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    @eigglesnosuperbowls The Flyers have had a lot of bad bounces and have had a ton of injuries. Hard to control those things. As a Pens fan I don’t want to see the Flyers in the first round. Beat rivalry in hockey. The hatred is good.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 26, 2013 at 10:53 PM

      I appreciate your words but the flyers are not holding up their end of the bargain and the Pens came steaming back this season they deserve respect !

    • phillyphanatic77 - Mar 27, 2013 at 12:02 AM

      Appreciate the condolences on a lost season. You’re right, nothing has gone the Flyers way this season, right from the opening puck drop against the Pens, but the whole organization deserves blame. They showed no heart all year and have yet to even show up for a big game. But like Ironman said above, they will reload in the offseason, especially with the benefit of a top-10 (possibly top-5) pick in a deep draft. Then we’ll be right back to being a pain in the Pens ass next season. Just the way it should be. But Idk if I can take Pens fans having a 4-2 Cup advantage so someone tell Shero to stop robbing other teams.

  5. killerpgh - Mar 26, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    A 4th line PKer wouldn’t be a bad thing. Just about anyone would be better than Glass has been this year.

    • mordock57 - Mar 27, 2013 at 6:30 AM

      Forced to disagree. I actually have liked a good bit of what I’ve seen out of Glass. He’s tenacious on the boards and doesn’t give up on plays. Is he a scoring threat? No, not at all… but that’s not really his job on the fourth line anyhow. I think he’ll develop into a quality forechecking grinder much like Craig Adams.

  6. blomfeld - Mar 26, 2013 at 11:30 PM


    We’ve seen this Shero image often of late and every time I do, I can’t help but think of the “infamous” TV evangelical preacher … is it just me, or could there be others who’ve also had these same thoughts ? :)

  7. danaking - Mar 27, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    How did this get hijacked into a Flyers discussion? The real question s what changes he’s planing to make to the lines now if he rings in Iginla?How many rentals–at what cost–does he plan? This isn’t a ineup that needs a lot of disruption.

    In keeping with the Flyers-centric tone of the discussion:
    What do the Flyers and the Titanic have in common?
    They’re both at the bottom of the Atlantic.

  8. valoisvipers - Mar 28, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    I guess he still had a rabbit named Jarome still up his sleeve.

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