The Pittsburgh Penguins were arguably the most active team during the NHL trading frenzy, and they certainly landed the biggest names available. The team has definitely loaded up for a playoff run, and the Penguins didn’t relinquish any roster players in the deals.
It’s tough to tell right off the bat how each team did, as most trades require at least a year to evaluate. Also, by what standards should we judge these swaps? As it stands, the Penguins haven’t had great success since the additions of Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow and Douglas Murray. However, at least at first glance, the Penguins seem to have given up spare parts in exchange for some big names.
Let’s give it a shot—deal by deal.