Pittsburgh Penguins Trade Grades: Assessing Each Transaction in 2014-15

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Grade: Incomplete

This deal isn’t really worth spending a lot of time on. Marcel Goc was a ghost offensively but boasted solid possession numbers and face-off ability. Maxim Lapierre was invisible on the scoresheet as well, but didn’t provide the sound defensive game that Goc did.

However, Lapierre played well in the playoffs, so there’s something to be said about that. He didn’t score, but he ensured the New York Rangers knew when he was on the ice and he killed penalties better than any other Penguin in that series.

There’s little need to analyze this any further. I’ll stick with an incomplete as this trade was pretty much a wash in terms of talent and production.