It’s competitive to get defensemen when they are free agents. If I have to spend a third-round draft pick to try to get a step up on someone – which in the end we didn’t get Dan Hamhuis but we got two other guys. I had four days to talk to Dan Hamhuis and I didn’t have to spend time talking to him today. If I didn’t have that opportunity maybe I would have missed out on somebody.
-- Ray Shero, Penguins GM
With only about $2 million left under the cap there's probably not much more the Pens / Shero will be doing (according to Rob Rossi, Shero will wait it out to see what's left / how to spend the rest of that money); however, I believe they took care of a major concern for the team by addressing the blueline in a BIG WAY which definitely makes up for what we "lost."