January 31, 2012; Pittsburgh,PA, USA: Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby address the media at a press conference to update the status of his concussion symptoms before the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pens won 5-4 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

Penguins Stand Pat At The Deadline

The Trade Deadline has come and gone, and the Pittsburgh Penguins did not make a move.     It is the first time since 1989 that the Penguins did not make a move at the Deadline or shortly before.

Ray Shero decided to take his chances with the team he has, but he is hoping to get a late addition that could turn this team into not just a team that can legitimately compete for a cup, to a team that would be favored in a big way.   He is waiting for Sidney Crosby, but It looks and sounds to me as if Sid will not be returning this year because there is just not enough time  for him to get in the contact part of practice in time  for a  return.    Not to mention, return for what is, the most intense hockey that is played….Playoff Hockey.

Shero also decided they are going to ride out the rest of the season with Fleury, Johnson, and Thiessen.      More or less, it will be Fleury and Thiessen.     Thiessen had a nice game the other night against the Blue Jackets.       It will provide him with something to build on.

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