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Live Qs at 5: Molinari’s answers on the Penguins

Dave Molinari. - Dali Kovacevic

CRANBERRY, Pa. -- It took nearly a year, but Jim Rutherford finally got his man when he landed Jason Zucker from Minnesota Monday evening. So, do you like the trade? Are you OK with what the Penguins gave up, or did Rutherford overpay (even by trade deadline standards)? And now that a top-six winger has been added, what would you like to see him do before the Feb. 24 deadline, and what asset(s) would you be willing to part with to make it happen?

On the ice, does the Penguins' inability to beat the Lightning in three games give you any cause for concern, or do you figure that they've played them close enough that they'd have a fighting chance if they meet Tampa Bay in the playoffs? And how much emphasis, if any, do you think the Penguins should put on trying to win the Metropolitan Division, which would guarantee them home-ice for at least the first two rounds of the playoffs?

This is the place to discuss all of those issues, and everything else pertaining to the Penguins.

Post questions and observations at your convenience, and I'll respond over the course of the day.

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