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Penguin nation has had some time to reflect on yesterday’s quasi-blockbuster trade in which the Pens acquired James Neal and Matt Niskanen for Alex Goligoski. Most of the pundants have sat on the fence, acknowledging the positives for both teams. However, I have to believe that the underlying feel is that Ray Shero pulled off another gem.
A few links to the “expert’s” opinions…
Watch NHL’s Network’s analysis
The PG’s Ron Cook likes the trade now and beyond
The PG’s Shelly Anderson gets Shero’s perspective
The Trib’s Rob Rossi talks with the departed Alex Goligoski
The Hockey News took its feed from The Canadian Press
Puck Daddy’s Sean Leahy wonders if Crosby has found his new wing man
The Dallas Morning News called the trade a blockbuster of young potential
Fansided’s Black Out Dallas was skeptical at first, but has come around on second thought
So P-Lab faithful…what say you?