2019 Trade Deadline Preview: Penguins’ Values, Part 1

It’s that time of year again: the All-Star break is nearly upon us, and that means we’re weeks away from the trade deadline! It always fascinates me to watch the annual ebb and flow of power in the NHL, and the trade deadline is usually the point at which teams must make a choice between gearing up for the playoff push, shedding money and expiring contracts to prepare for next year, or accept their fate and make their way forward with what they’ve got. Since the Penguins have a bit of time between now and their next game, I hope to fill at least a couple of days with a trade deadline preview.

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