Penguins Acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks.

The San Jose Sharks have dealt defenseman Douglas Murray to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a second round pick in 2013, and a conditional second round pick in 2014 (if Murray re-signs).

Murray becomes a Penguin.

Murray becomes a Penguin.

 SPECTOR’S NOTE: No surprise the Penguins went for a physical defensive blueliner as that was the anticipation after they acquired Brenden Morrow from Dallas yesterday. Murray is due to become an unrestricted free agent next summer, and the Sharks had limited cap space to re-sign him. Remains to be seen if this is the first of others for the Sharks heading toward the trade deadline. As for the Penguins, they just became a little tougher to play against.

8 Comments

  1. So long Douglas. Sharks fans will always love you. Hope you can keep up with the high paced Pens system. Pens fans will love seeing him blow people up in open ice. Too bad the Pen’s second rounder might as well be a 3rd.

  2. It’s these little trades that often make the biggest impact in a long playoff run. Pens are looking like the clear cut favorite out of the East now.

    As a Bruins fan, I hope I am wrong!

  3. Would still say the Bruins are the team to beat. Fleury is still a question mark

    • I’m not sure the bruins are the team to beat. If fleury plays the way he had been its really no contest.

    • Huge Bruins fan here and I am not liking these Penguins moves. Jason Fleury is no more of a question mark than Rask especially during playoff time.

  4. I love my pens. And still can do more. Now they have roster players they have to move.

  5. Love what Murray brought to the Sharks! Good luck in Pittsburgh…Boston’s not going to like playing against you!

  6. Murray and Morrow – draft picks and a prospect. Shero just added grit without giving up anything on the roster. Hate to lose Joe Morrow – he will be an impact Dman in the NHL. But, you have to give to get and the Pens are making this the year to get the Cup back.