PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan)-Pittsburgh Penguins forward Craig Adams joined “The Cook and Poni Show” live from the West Coast as the Pens get ready to play San Jose tonight and Anaheim tomorrow.
Adams said deadline day is always a nervous day for players, but Brandon Sutter was feeling it the most as his name was popping up in serious rumors involving a trade for Vancouver’s Ryan Kesler.
“Fortunate for us, we were in the air for most of the day,” Adams said. “It made it go pretty quick.”
As it turns out, the Pens did make a couple of moves, but it didn’t come at the expense of Sutter.
The Pens exchanged draft picks for the services of Marcel Goc and Lee Stempniak.
“We were all pretty happy when the deadline passed and he was still with us,” Adams said. “We are happy with the guys we did get. Both are underrated guys and both are going to help us.”
Adams tells the guys that this team believes in itself and they feel they have what it takes to win a Stanley Cup.
“It’s up to the guys in this room and that is okay with us,” Adams said. “We feel we have enough on this team that we can do special things.”
Adams tells the guys he expects that the new guys will arrive before the game tonight in San Jose.
The Pens current road trip has produced very different feelings for Adams.
Adams said the loss in Chicago may have been the worst game they have played all year, calling it “embarrassing.” So, it was important to rebound with a win in Nashville.
The Pens’ trip continues with back to back game in San Jose tonight and Anaheim tomorrow before playing an away/home back-to-back series with the Caps on Monday and Tuesday.
Listen to the full interview here: