Obviously, due to long-term injuries to Evgeni Malkin and Mark Letestu, the Penguins will be forced to pick-up one, if not two top-6 forwards at the trade deadline this year. With Malkin off of the books, Shero will have roughly $9 million in cap space to work with.
Kevin Allen of USAToday believes the Pens could pick up a former fan favorite:
The Pittsburgh Penguins are looking at their options for a scoring winger.
I think everyone in the NHL believes they will end up with Alexei Kovalev because he always played his best hockey in Pittsburgh.
He was very popular with fans.
David Kalan of NHL.com had this to say in his Trade Deadline blog, posted just two days ago:
Where Pittsburgh would go is anyone's guess, though if Edmonton chooses to move Ales Hemsky or Dustin Penner,
the Penguins could certainly make the numbers work.
And if Shero truly wants to dream big, could a run at Calgary's Jarome Iginla be in the mix?
Dave Molinari of the Post-Gazette published an article earlier today titled, "Shero likely to be a player at trade deadline".
Molinari called PA Parenteau of the New York Islanders, "a perfect fit on a lot of levels".
PA carries a small cap hit (600k salary), and is on pace for 20 goals/50 points.
The deadline is exactly three weeks away.
People are panicking, buying up bread and toilet paper at the corner store as if the world is coming to an end.
How could you doubt this man?
In Shero We Trust.