With the recent acquisition of Matt Murray, the Penguins management staff addressed a looming concern that had once left the Pittsburgh faithful feeling doubtful about the team's future. The cost was plentiful, as the team parted ways with Antti Raanta, bluechip prospect Ilya Samsonov and two first round picks. The Pens also picked up veteran netminder Curtis McElhinney in the exchange. 

"We feel that Matt is a top three asset in the league with respect to the goalie position. Despite being 23, he brings tremendous poise to the table. He has a calming effect on the group, which ultimately allows the defenders and back checking forwards to focus on their job. This deal gives us stability in the net for easily the next ten years." said the Pens GM. 

Curtis McElhinney, 34 and 700k for the next two seasons, should see 20-25 games this season. 

"Curtis is a great asset for us. Not only is he a cap friendly player, he brings leadership to the table, which will hopefully aid our younger keepers" said Dan Bylsma. 

Malcolm Subban, Laurent Brossoit and Kristers Gudlevskis are expected to battle it out for McElhinney's spot in two seasons time. 

It appears that recently acquired, Kari Lehtonen, will soon be on his way out of Pittsburgh.Taking into account his caphit, the Penguins will need to shed his contract before the start of the season. This could be the Finnish tenders last kick at the can in the NEFHL. 

During the press conference, the Penguins brass did identify their desire to improve the team's third line by bringing in a servicable two-way winger. It is rumoured that the team has been in trade talks with at least four teams but nothing yet has come to fruition.