The Pittsburgh Penguins currently sit atop the Atlantic division and are the top team in the Eastern Conference, but they are ready to take things to the next level and make another run at Lord Stanley’s Cup. On Sunday afternoon, the Penguins agreed to a trade with the Dallas Stars that will bring longtime Stars winger and team captain Brenden Morrow to the Steel City.
In exchange for Morrow, the Penguins will send defensive prospect Joe Morrow to Dallas. A Morrow for Morrow trade, if you will.
Per Yahoo! Sports, Morrow had more than one deal on the table and had to decide which team he would wave his no trade clause for after playing the past 12 seasons with the Stars. The report read:
It was a tough call for Morrow, who had the hammer in this deal with his NTC. After 13 seasons as a Dallas Star, it must have been a tough decision to move on.
Complicating that decision: the Boston Bruins reportedly had a deal on the table as well, meaning Morrow had to decide which Eastern Conference team he wanted to join as well. Considering he was leaving Dallas for what could be his last, best shot at the Stanley Cup, that meant deciding which club he thought gave him a better chance to win. That’s a tough call, even for the pundits.
I guess playing alongside Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin was enough to bring the veteran to Pittsburgh.
Morrow is not the same type of threat that he was earlier in his career, but his presence along the Penguins front line,