Pittsburgh Penguins Absent From NHL Trade Market

Pittsburgh Penguins Absent From NHL Trade Market

It can’t be stressed enough how badly the Pittsburgh Penguins need to make some sort of move to help get something started within the roster.

This will be a daily topic until the Penguins finally show up on a trade report and someone has been moved or acquired.

As fans continue to wait, they’re starting to wonder if General Manager Ron Hextall is sleeping behind the wheel.

That’s a fair guess since the Penguins have been in need of some sort of overhaul for over a month and they’ve gone unnoticed in most trade rumors.

Not only that, but one of Hextall’s biggest criticisms during his tenure as general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers was his hesitation with things.

While in the Flyers’ front office, Hextall either balked at trades or held on to plays too long and lost value.

We’ve already started to see the party plays held in Pittsburgh; the time to trade Brian Dumoulin was during the offseason, and now he’s cooked and won’t get back.

Hextall also signed Jeff Carter to an unnecessary contract extension and now he looks to be over the hill.

So where are the Penguins in the NHL rumor mill? Fairly silent, with nothing concrete.

The Penguins have been listed as making sense for a few players, but that’s it; just noticing that some players might fit into Pittsburgh.

That’s not enough, however, there needs to be a lot more noise around the Penguins and more than just them “watching”.

As far as a lot of people are concerned, the Penguins can’t return to action with the same roster they left with.

It’s a great team, but it’s not enough to go anywhere; the bottom six need all the help they can get and the noise around the goalkeeping duo needs to be quieted.

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