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Penguins GM Ray Shero Steals Jarome Iginla While Boston Sleeps

In the biggest craziest trade shock I can remember, Ray Shero just re-united the tandem that led the Canadian Hockey team to the gold medal in Vancouver 2010.  Yes, Ray Shero pulled the rug out from under Boston and landed the 2013 trade deadlines biggest prize.

At around midnight NHL.com and Crosby & IginlaTSN had reported Jarome Iginla was traded to the Boston Bruins.  Then ESPN, USA Today & everyone else was reporting it.  Iginla to Boston.  They even reported the players who were traded to Calgary, a Pittsburgh kid, a smaller Russian center and a 2013 first round pick.

Then at about 1:20AM there was one solitary tweet.  “Boston said it is not a done deal”.  Then more and more it’s not a done deal tweets ’til all of the sudden BOOM Bob McKenzie at TSN tweeted “Now hearing Jarome Iginla has been traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Done deal.”  Then the tweets started to pour in and wouldn’t you know it, the report was off of NHL.com about Boston.  In it’s place there was a fresh one that no longer said “report” it said completed deal with Pittsburgh.  Amazing.

The Penguins gave up a lot. Shero traded the rights to unsigned draft choice Kenneth Agostino and unsigned draft choice Ben Hanowski plus a first round pick in 2013.  Ray Shero has stated that he is all in for this year and there is absolutely no doubting that now.

He planned for this, saved his money and rounded up prospects.   I predicted Shero had a doozy of a trade deadline up his sleeve at the top of the PenguinPoop “Pittsburgh Penguins 2013 Trade Deadline Rumorsbut I seriously had no idea it would be this big!

What this means for the Penguins is anyone’s guess. The easy guess is Pascal Dupuis gets moved down to the third line.  Other than that it is one big glorious talented mess.  Shero has slammed an exclamation point on the most talented, hardworking group of players put together on a team in the Salary Cap Era. The Penguins fans motto is rightfully “In Shero We Trust!”

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  1. Tedsworld's Gravatar Tedsworld
    March 30, 2013 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    He simply wanted to be with his butt buddy……that’s all!!!!

  2. jim's Gravatar jim
    March 28, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    well all i gotta say is with all the pens have bought..if they dont win the cup..then they will look like real losers

  3. Cheryl's Gravatar Cheryl
    March 28, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    Am I supposed to feel sorry for Boston? I don’t think so!

  4. Patrick's Gravatar Patrick
    March 28, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Kunitz Crosby Dupuis
    Neal Malkin Iginla
    Morrow Sutter Cooke
    Kennedy Jeffrey Adams

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    March 28, 2013 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    Is it possible the Guins overpaid and he’s worth it at the same time? Sure feels like it.

  6. Pens r me's Gravatar Pens r me
    March 28, 2013 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    I bet Shero is smiling like a Butchers dog. I am!

    • Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
      March 28, 2013 at 10:08 am | Permalink

      Looks like Crosby’s smiling like a butchers dog also.

  7. RKS's Gravatar RKS
    March 28, 2013 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Thanks for this amazing news!

  8. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    March 28, 2013 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    AMAZING! Thanks for the breaking news!

  9. AllinShero's Gravatar AllinShero
    March 28, 2013 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    Kennedy-vitale-Adams fast line with a punch!

  10. March 28, 2013 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    Announcer: “Beau Bennett, you’ve just scored nine points in your last 14 games, what are you going to do now?” Beau Bennett: “I’m going to Wilkes-Barre!!!!!!”

  11. March 28, 2013 at 7:36 am | Permalink


  12. Diane's Gravatar Diane
    March 28, 2013 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    Iggy’s choice to the Pens. At least he is smarter than Hossa.

  13. Joey Wales's Gravatar Joey Wales
    March 28, 2013 at 6:23 am | Permalink

    Best line from this post, Phil: one big glorious talented mess. I’m definitely in the minority of Pens fans not reaching for the Jergen’s and kleenex over this trade, but Shero knows way more about his club than I ever could. Let’s see how this shakes out.

    • March 28, 2013 at 7:45 am | Permalink

      You didn’t want the Penguins to become the Yankees, but it now looks like they have……..The 1927 version!!!!!!

      • March 28, 2013 at 7:56 am | Permalink

        Let’s just hope our own Murderers’ Row doesn’t end up destroying Pittsburgh in the end like it did that year. So much more to consider here than just adding talent, and it worries me.

  14. Alex's Gravatar Alex
    March 28, 2013 at 5:41 am | Permalink

    Who loses are roster spot to this guy? 🙁

  15. Suzie Q's Gravatar Suzie Q
    March 28, 2013 at 3:51 am | Permalink

    old news!

  16. GoLeafsGo's Gravatar GoLeafsGo
    March 28, 2013 at 3:29 am | Permalink

    How many Boston fans went to bed thinking Iginla was in the bag? How the hell does Shero do it?

  17. Samiam's Gravatar Samiam
    March 28, 2013 at 3:10 am | Permalink

    YES. Shero is a god!

  18. Debbie's Gravatar Debbie
    March 28, 2013 at 3:07 am | Permalink


  19. Spencer's Gravatar Spencer
    March 28, 2013 at 2:45 am | Permalink

    Ray Shero is probably the smartest, and best General Manager in the league today

  20. Big Al's Gravatar Big Al
    March 28, 2013 at 2:11 am | Permalink

    Wow. Wow. Wow.

    • Rick Buker's Gravatar Rick Buker
      March 28, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

      I agree. Wow, wow, and double wow. I absolutely did not see this coming. As recently as last night they had all but announced that Iginla was going to Boston during the Bruins-Canadiens game.

      Guess they got their black-and-golds mixed up … 🙂


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