jogr4909 wrote:It is stinky so far.... GMRS needs to do what he has been effective at- TRADES to meet the team needs.
I think many people are underestimating the Staal trade and the acquisition Vokoun.
Obviously the Staal trade wasn't one intended to make the team better, it was done to curb future issues. People here take this trade for granted when it could have easily been a disaster. How many times in this league have we seen top level players traded for garbage roster players and busted prospects? I'm sure we all remember the Hossa trade? That was a pretty masterful trade. Teams in the position of having to trade away one of their top players are not in the position of being picky.
Shero has been excellent and I still think people grossly underestimate the Pens getting Vokoun and how profound of an effect it will have on the team. Not many teams get to have a real goalie tandem.
Shero will do what he needs to do to fill the holes he needs to. He's also NOT in a position to just trade away pieces. Whatever trade he completes will need to be done very carefully.
My hope is that he can somehow bring in Curtis Glencross from Calgary. I'm not sure what he'd have to trade to get it, but I'd love to see it get done.