Malkin In The Middle: Deals That Could Save The Penguins' Season

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Malkin In The Middle: Deals That Could Save The Penguins' Season
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With Evgeni Malkin out until next fall and Sidney Crosby still on the shelf, most people would have already written off the Penguins were it not for one thing: Ray Shero's ability to work the right deal at the right time.  

While he has already stated that he will not "mortgage the future" just to improve this year's roster with a lot of rental players or expensive long-term contracts that won't fit under next year's salary cap, it would be a mistake to expect Ray Shero to let a team challenging for the lead in the Eastern Conference to simply pack it in. 

Given who's available and Ray Shero's recent dealmaking, here are some deals that may be in the works.

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