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!