Penguins Acquire Brenden Morrow from the Dallas Stars, The Whole World Surprised that Joe Nieuwendyk Still Takes Calls from Ray Shero

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The Pens have acquired Brenden Morrow from the Dallas Stars (along with a third round pick) in exchange for Joe Morrow and a fifth round pick. Is this really as bad of a fleecing as the infamous James Neal and Matt Niskanen for Alex Goligoski trade? Probably not. Rob Rossi insists that the Pens viewed Joe Morrow as a better prospect than either Beau Bennett or Simon Despres (which indubitably is why he was the only one of the three to not play in the NHL this season), and even if he really isn’t, the Stars are guaranteed to have J.Morrow around for 2 more years, something that the Pens can’t equally claim. B.Morrow is a pending UFA and he’s also 34 years old now.

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A Modest Proposal, Part 1

Heyo. So the NHLPA Collective Bargaining agreement is up this off-season. There has been a lot of protest over a lot of different things after the last one was signed – points per win, yay/nay on the shootout, divisions and their relations, etc. So we’re coming before the people to submit, humbly, a new plan that will hopefully address all of these concerns. Check out the first in the series after the jump…

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