The Pittsburgh Penguins are very happy to welcome two young defencemen to the team in Marc-Andre and Colton. We were hesitant to trade a solid veteran player like Brenden who we brought in at the trade deadline to help us with our playoff run, but we were looking to solidify our future defencive depth this upcoming season, and we believe we accomplished this with with our two new additions. We'd like to thank Brenden for his brief time here and for agreeing to move, and wish him much success in San Jose, with gratitude.
The Penguin's organization would especially like to thank GM ThatMike for his patience and professionalism throughout this process. We unfortunately had to adjust this trade even after agreeing to an initial one and GM ThatMike was completely understanding and professional in his handling of the situation. Pittsburgh ownership and management felt it deserved a public acknowledgment as a testament to the type of General Manager this league is fortunate to have in him, along with a word of appreciation, again from the entire Executive Management team here in Pittsburgh. We wish him and the Sharks a successful upcoming season.
Oh enough with the flattery, Sharpy *blush*....
On a more serious note, the Sharks are thrilled to have Mr Morrow on the squad. He offers incredible veteran Leadership to the team, and fills a certain role that we were lacking.
Although, it took a lot of convincing, we now must part with two up and coming defensmen. These were both highly coveted players, and we were quite reluctant to lose them, but we have faith that Morrow's performance in the coming season, won't make us regret our choice.
@Curt: Brenden will slot in nicely into our second line, taking the roster spot of Sturm,with Briere and Zubrus.