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Pascal Dupuis is a Penguins for four more years. [ Eye on hockey ]
The deal, four-years for 15-million is a little longer than anyone would have thought, but as Mike Colligan pointed out in a conversation, Shero had to throw in an extra year to get the average down.
Dupuis, once just thought of as a throw in to the Hossa trade, has become a staple in Pittsburgh. He no question left big time money on the table to return.
There is some thought that maybe the Penguins are playing it too safe, and questions like, " why are they not changing anything from a team that has made it past the second round only once in three years."
Honestly, those concerns are again, fair. How could they not be?
People will hide behind this, " you can't win a cup every year." That is not an acceptable defense in our opinion. Come up with something else.
But, considering what is available, Shero probably feels he would take this lineup any season any time.
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The Pascal Dupuis era in Pittsburgh will not be coming to an end after all. After general manager Ray Shero had discussions with Dupuis’ agent late Tuesday night, the two sides finally agreed to a deal. Dupuis signed a four-year contract worth $15 million, which breaks down to a $3.75 million cap hit per season. Dupuis was scheduled to become...
The Penguins continue to lock up weapons for the long haul.
Hours after agreeing to an eight-year, $58 million extension with high-scoring defenseman Kris Letang, Pittsburgh announced Tuesday night that winger Pascal Dupuis has signed a four-year deal to remain with the team. The Pens will pay Dupuis $3.75 million per year through the 2016-17 season.
While playing in the sizable...
The Kris Letang contract negotiations have officially ended. The Penguins and star defensemen have agreed to terms on an eight-year, $58 million contract extension that will keep Letang in Black and Vegas Gold.
Letang has one-year remaining on his current deal which has a cap hit of $3.5 million. The extension begins with the 2014-15 season and runs through the 2021-22 season,...
The Pittsburgh Penguins agreed to terms with defenseman Kris Letang and re-signed forward Pascal Dupuis on Tuesday. Letang, a finalist for the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman, signed an eight-year, $58 million contract extension. His new deal begins during the 2014-15 season and runs through 2021-22. Letang will be 35-years-old when the contract is up. Dupuis, who...
from Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,
It's not official yet and can't be for another day, at least.
But the evidence is accumulating that Matt Cooke won't be with the Penguins in 2013-14.
Cooke, a blue-collar winger, is on the cusp of unrestricted free agency, and will be eligible to sign with any team Friday.
General manager Ray Shero acknowledged...
The Pittsburgh Penguins locked up another elite young player long term, announcing Tuesday they had agreed to terms with defenseman Kris Letang.
A finalist for the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman, Letang received an eight-year, $58 million contract extension. He would have entered the final season of an existing contract that carried an annual salary-cap hit of $3...
Defenseman Kris Letang took himself off the market on July 2 when he re-signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Letang inked his name to an eight-year deal worth $58 million. Letang was considered by many to be the best defenseman in the NHL this season as he tied for the scoring lead among all blue liners with 38 points in just 35 games played. He was one of the three finalists for...
BREAKING NEWS: The #Pens have re-signed forward Pascal Dupuis to a four-year contract. The deal runs through 2016-17 http://t.co/DlKlgIqx58
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) July 3, 2013
Pascal Dupuis deal with Penguins. 4 years / 15 M$ total. Limited no trade clause. First 3 seasons at 4M$ per. Last one at 3M$ #RDS
— Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) July 3, 2013
Well that was unexpected. If there was one free agent that I thought had no chance of coming back, it was Pascal Dupuis. But once again, I was proven wrong when just before midnight it was announced that Dupuis was re-signed to a four year contract worth $15 million. There were a few reasons why…
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Via the Pens:
The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with defenseman Kris Letang on an eight-year, $58 million contract extension, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
The deal begins with the 2014-15 season and runs through the 2021-22 campaign, and has an average annual value of $7.25 million.
According to Dave Molinari...
Matt Cooke update
Via the PG, it looks like Matt Cooke may be moving on.
General manager Ray Shero acknowledged Wednesday evening that precedent strongly suggests that, now that Cooke is about to be free to move on, he almost certainly will do so.
"Most guys, if they get [to unrestricted free agency], there's more money, or they want...
It's the 4th of July. Sorry Candidia, it's America's time to shine! And to celebrate the birth of the greatest nation ever* we'll take a look at the best of the Red, White and Blue to suit up for your Pittsburgh Penguins.
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