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Penguins Trade Rumors 2012: Team May Choose To Stand Pat At Deadline

A good GM knows when to make a trade to help augment his roster, but a great GM knows when not to make a move just to make one that could put their team in a bit of trouble. The Penguins and GM Ray Shero will be listening to calls as the trade deadline approaches, but according to Dejan Kovacevic of the Tribune-Review, they would also be comfortable standing pat if the right offer doesn't present itself.

The current trade market, as viewed by this front office, ranges from awful to abysmal. The only 40-goal type is Columbus' Rick Nash, and the cap-challenged Penguins aren't in on those talks. Defensemen are scarcer still. And goaltending couldn't be called a need with Marc-Andre Fleury as the starter.

It's very possible that there just aren't any players available that would prove to be an upgrade over what the Penguins have on their roster now, and if they were ever to get completely healthy they would be a very strong team.

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