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Pittsburgh Penguins and Dallas Stars Trade Two Morrows and Picks

The Penguins have traded promising defensive prospect and 2011 first round draft pick Joe Morrow to the Dallas Stars in return for veteran captain of Brandon Morrowthe Stars Brenden Morrow.    The trade reads as this:  Pittsburgh gets Brenden Morrow and Dallas’ 3rd-round pick in 2013 for prospect Joe Morrow and Penguins 5th-round pick 2013.

To make room for Brenden Morrow the Penguins will send winger Trevor Smith back down to the Baby Penguins.

If and when Evgeni Malkin returns from IR the Penguins will have to make a big decision.    The Penguins will either have to make another trade, send Simon Despres or Beau Bennett back to the WBS Penguins or put another promising defensive prospect Robert Bortuzzo on waivers.  Unfortunately winger Beau Bennett who has been playing some inspired hockey will most likely be odd man out.

Brenden Morrow has been in a downward slide the last few seasons. Having only 6 goals and 5 assists in 29 games this season.  What Brenden Morrow brings to the table is strong Billy Guerin like leadership and as PenguinPoop friend NHLNET analyst Craig Button said “Here is all you need to know about Brenden Morrow. He has a winner’s mentality and plays to win.”

Brenden Morrow was drafted 25th overall by the Stars in 1997.  Defensive prospect Joe Morrow was drafted 23rd overall in 2011.

This trade says that the Penguins are playing for now not the future.  Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are in their prime and Penguins GM Ray Shero would like to see another Cup or two before their prime is up.  The Penguins still have the cap space to land Jarome Iginla.

Brenden Morrow’s last few years:













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  1. March 25, 2013 at 8:08 am | Permalink

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    I have nothing meaningful to add, Phil. I’m just having fun coming up with bad pun headlines about this trade.

  2. Big Al's Gravatar Big Al
    March 25, 2013 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    Iginla is putting up way better numbers. I guess Calgary has a rediculous asking price. We gave up way to much for Morrow as it is.

  3. MattG's Gravatar MattG
    March 25, 2013 at 12:15 am | Permalink

    Brenden may have a few good years left. Maybe with a good playoff run he will re-sign I’m really hoping the pens didn’t give up too much. I’d hate to see Joe come back haunt the pens. Shero does seem to get a good feel for the players once they’re in the system and how far the can evolve. Maybe he didn’t see it with joe.

  4. Wynterskye's Gravatar Wynterskye
    March 24, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    Woulda preferred jagr. Or mcginn in place of tk and obyrne from the avs. Oh well this is why I’m only gm in nhl13 lol

  5. pen's 4ever's Gravatar pen's 4ever
    March 24, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    I like it..not sure if Joe is going to work out like Harrington or Despres

    • Big Al's Gravatar Big Al
      March 25, 2013 at 7:24 am | Permalink

      I don’t think Joe was putting up the numbers they hoped he would even on the baby pens.


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