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Penguins focus on defense

By all accounts the Pittsburgh Penguins improved on the first day of free agency Thursday.

A little sampling:

One a team featuring plenty of offense, Zbynek Michalek and Paul Martin, the new acquisitions, should add what was missing from last year's team.

I agree with Cook's assessment that this team needs to focus on defense. That's what winning's all about on the playoffs.

But as for the No. 1 winnner? It's wayyyyy too early to tell. Michalek and Martin might not mesh with the Pens.

I've seen it too often in many sports when a free-agent acquisition or player acquired in a trade hasn't led to a championship as originally thought.

We'll need to wait and see.

But what is encouraging is GM Ray Shero is being aggressive and filling needs.

That's all that can be asked.

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