no name wrote:I am not going to go as far as saying Shero is a genius. He pretty much got a call from 2 GMs saying. We gave (Morrow\Iginla) thier choice of any team in the league to go to and he choose the Pens. Any deal that includes blank will be concidered let us know if your intested.
With their no trade no movement clauses they could call their own shot. Shero said it wasn't him who brought these players here. Its Geno and Sid and a winning team that made them want to be with the pens.
Somehow I don't think either trade went down that way. Call it a hunch, but I doubt an NHL GM would tell a team "our player will only go to you, so please rob us blind." On the contrary, Shero stood firm with his offer for Iginla even after seeing that Boston had scratched two prospects who are/were much better than Agostino and Hanowski.
Shero may not be a genius, but he's certainly a very shrewd and savvy GM.