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Pascal Dupuis might well have been the NHL's best bargain the past few seasons.
He had morphed from a reliable, responsible winger whose game was built on a foundation of defense and desire into a top-six winger who was a genuine force at both ends of the ice.
And that rise in productivity was not accompanied by a commensurate increase in pay.
Sure, Dupuis was making a pretty fair living -- his salary for each of the past two seasons was $1.5 million -- but his pay was far below the league average, while his contributions were well above it.
That all has changed.
Dupuis no longer is underrated and under-appreciated the way he used to be and, perhaps most important, no one thinks of him as underpaid anymore, either.
Not since he signed a four-year deal with an annual value of $3.75 million in the offseason.
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It’s getting so you can’t tell who’s on the ice and who’s in the hospital ward for the Penguins these days. In rapid succession the club lost Beau Bennett (wrist surgery), Tanner Glass (broken hand) and, now, top defenseman Paul Martin (broken tibia). Combined with previous injuries to defensive stalwart Rob Scuderi and forward Chuck Kobasew and the loss of winger Matt D’Agostini—who...
Following a 3-1 loss to the Adirondack Phantoms last night, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (WBS) finished up the first quarter of the 2013-14 season with a 12-5-0-2 record, good for second place in the American Hockey League’s (AHL) East Division. The WBS Pens sit 4th in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the AHL after 19 of 76 games played.For a daily look at the Pittsburgh...
On a day that most pause to appreciate what they are thankful for, we thought it appropriate to take a step back and examine a few things Pens' fans have been blessed with. Because, while there are certainly far more important things in life that shouldn't be taken for granted, there's nothing wrong with a club's fan base recognizing all their beloved team has provided...
Penguins 6 Maple Leafs 5 (SO)
By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh)
*I did not proofread this one*
Conner (1) from Ebbett, Sutter
Malkin (5) (PP) from Letang, Crosby
Letang (5) (PP) from Neal, Kunitz
Neal (7) (PP) from Malkin, Letang
Malkin (6) from Crosby, Kunitz
SO Winner: Malkin
First Goal For (Conner)
Brandon Sutter and Chris Conner battle for a puck in...
Here’s a quick glance at how former Penguins are faring throughout the NHL. Stats include games played through Friday, November 29, 2013.(...)Read the rest of Ex-Penguins Update: November 30, 2013
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