The Pittsburgh Penguins became one of the biggest buyers this trade deadline when their top two forwards, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, went down with injuries.
GM Ray Shero’s first move was Alex Goligoski to Dallas for forwards James Neal and Matt Niskanen. In an ironic twist of fate, shortly after, the Penguins’ best defenseman Brooks Orpik is out for four to six weeks after blocking a shot.
Yesterday, Shero traded for Alexei Kovalev.
Now the Penguins have bolstered their offense some, but there’s still work to be done. Here are the top players that the Penguins should be targeting.