NHL Trade Deadline 2015: Top 5 Players the Penguins Should Target

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Jan 3, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing David Perron (39) against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period at the Consol Energy Center. Canadiens defeated the Penguins 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

The 2015 NHL trade deadline is nearly here (Mar. 2nd, 3 p.m. ET) and with the Pittsburgh Penguins looking somewhat unstable lately – they’ve lost six of their last ten and have been shut out three times in that span – the team could certainly use some help in the form of a deadline pickup.

Penguins’ General Manager Jim Rutherford has already pulled off some significant trades in his first season in Pittsburgh, and is reportedly not done dealing. The new front-office boss’ moves thus far have certainly turned out well as forwards David Perron and Patric Hornqvist have both looked excellent for the black and gold.

The Pens’ may be a strong squad, but their needs are still plenty.

With the pending return of Blake Comeau and Beau Bennett, the team’s top-six seems set. But the bottom-six could certainly use an upgrade, as could the defensive corps, which is still feeling the effects of Olli Maatta‘s absence.

That being said, let’s take a look at the Pens’ top 5 trade deadline options: