The Pittsburgh Penguins just can't seem to catch a break.
It seems like every time they take the ice, someone else goes down with an injury.
Then, they get ripped to shreds by the New York Islanders in a fight where a hockey game broke out. Penguins legend Mario Lemieux was so appalled by the game and the aftermath that he issued a strongly worded statement.
And oh yeah, their bus broke down in New York City and they had to take cabs to practice.
Although the Penguins are having some tough luck, they must keep marching towards the postseason and their ultimate goal of a Stanley Cup.
Lately, Penguins fans, myself included, have been wondering if General Manager Ray Shero should make a trade to help keep Pittsburgh afloat.
We wonder how much longer the team can go on with no Sidney Crosby, no Evgeni Malkin and a bunch of American Hockey League call-ups. We know that the likelihood of a Cup is shrinking, but we still want to hope.
Here are some reasons why Shero should and should not make a trade for the Penguins and my thoughts on what he should do.
If you have any arguments for or against a trade, or any ideas on what Shero should do, let me know in the comments.
Alison Myers is a Pittsburgh Penguins Featured Columnist on Bleacher Report. You may contact her at Alison.Myers@mail.com or follow her on Twitter.