As the NHL trade deadline closed in, general manager Ray Shero and the Pittsburgh Penguins made an impact. The blockbuster acquisitions of Jarome Iginla and Brenden Morrow, among others, make one thing clear—Shero is all in.
Of course, every team’s ultimate goal is to win the Stanley Cup. Depending on their position in the standings, teams may decide to work towards building a championship team in the future.
Not the Penguins. They have a deep pool of prospects and plenty of supplementary draft picks that they used to build a championship team now.
With the likes of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Marc-Andre Fleury—all players who have already hoisted the Cup—the Penguins were already poised for a successful postseason campaign.
Some of the new Penguins might not be around come summertime, while others could be around for a while. Let’s break down each new player’s future in Pittsburgh.