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Now Iginla is just one piece of what looks like a Stanley Cup-contending puzzle in Pittsburgh. Center Jason Arnott and defensemen Dennis Wideman, acquired at the deadline in 2011, looked like they could have similarly filled roles on that Caps team, which finished with the top seed in the East. That playoff run ended with a sweep at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Right wing Troy Brouwer, who won the Cup with the Blackhawks in 2010 when Washington had the league’s best record, has never been on a team that added this much at the trade deadline. As a veteran player, he knows it must be an adjustment for Iginla, Morrow and Murray.

But he doesn’t think it’s a concern.

“I watched Morrow’s interview and he’s got a lot of experience, a lot of leadership and he said he’s not going to come in and try to change too much,” Brouwer said. “He’s just going to be the player that he is. As long as guys fit in like that, I think it shouldn’t be a problem.