With 12 players entering free agency, the Pittsburgh Penguins figured to be one of the busiest teams this offseason even before the regular season ended and the postseason began.
Then came the collapse against the New York Rangers which culminated in a third Game 7 loss on home ice in five years.
Then came the shocking dismissal of general manager Ray Shero, the 2013 NHL Executive of the Year.
Then came the lingering questions surrounding head coach Dan Bylsma, who remains in coaching limbo.
In the last three weeks, Pens fans have seen a year's worth of suspense and intrigue, and it's not even June yet.
As the search for the team's next general manager continues, let's take a look at some of the trade rumors swirling around the Penguins and see if they have merit or not.