Pittsburgh Penguins' 2010 Trade Deadline Rhyme

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IFebruary 18, 2010

With a ton of trade deadline articles and blogs floating around the Internet I thought I’d try and do something a bit different and have some fun with the topic.

 

Here is my Pittsburgh Penguins 2010 Trade Deadline Rhyme...enjoy!

 

There is a hockey team who resides in Pittsburgh PA

 

They may not quite be the same group come trade deadline day

 

The black & gold are defending Lord Stanley in 2010

 

Can Shero make the right moves to help them win it again?

 

They are strong down the middle with Sid, Geno & Staal

 

But could use more goals from the wings, the centers can’t score them all

 

Can the Pens land a Ponikarovsky, Torres or even Whitney the Hurricane

 

It may be very tough as trade deadline prices tend to be rather insane

 

They have plenty of offensive-minded puck rushers along their blue line

 

Adding some grit and size on the backend, however, would suit them just fine

 

You can look towards Andy Sutton or perhaps Aaron Ward

 

Hopefully, one of these stay at home physical defensemen the Pens can afford

 

The puck stoppers in net should be able to get the job done

 

With “Johnny” as the backup and “The Flower” as the number one

 

Now, what do they give up to try and make their team better?

 

Hopefully, not high draft picks for rentals that will only briefly wear the Penguins sweater

 

They may need to move a roster player to clear some cap space

 

But you have to be weary of chemistry issues when a popular teammate is the one you replace

 

Hopefully, we can attain a quality player for simply a mid-round pick

 

Ray pulled it off last year when he snagged Billy Guerin…..now that move was slick

 

The team is quite solid with its roster as it sits today

 

But solid may not be enough during the playoff grind to go all the way

 

The speculation is rampant, the rumors are all around

 

Will that missing championship piece be out there to be found?  

 

I have faith in Ray to make the right personnel decisions 

 

And I will look towards the Spring with sweet Stanley Cup visions

 

Who knows if the moves to the Pens will be large or just tweaks

 

I guess we will find out shortly after these two Olympic weeks

 

One thing is for certain, hockey’s Holy Grail will be tough to defend

 

But hopefully Lord Stanley will remain in Pittsburgh when the playoff battle comes to an end

 

Let’s Go Pens!

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