The NHL trade deadline has come and gone, and the Pittsburgh Penguins were relatively quiet compared to how busy they were last year. The team mostly stayed the course with the roster that they have in place, which may or may not be a good thing depending on how you see this team shaking out over the next few weeks as they get healthy.
Despite a widespread false Twitter rumor, Pittsburgh did not acquire Ryan Kesler, but they did manage to add to their forward depth without selling off any of their young assets.
After general manager Ray Shero moved multiple picks and prospects last season, it wasn't too surprising to see him reluctant to shell out any more futures for rentals. The Penguins addressed the need of depth at forward and didn't have to move a guy like Simon Despres to get it done.