Originally written on PensInitiative  |  Last updated 10/23/13

DETROIT - JUNE 12: Marc-Andre Fleury #29, Rob Scuderi #4, and Craig Adams #27 of the Pittsburgh Penguins clear the puck against the Detroit Red Wings during Game Seven of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Joe Louis Arena on June 12, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
If you were to ask Penguin fans to tell you the first player who comes to mind when they hear the word “dependable”, many I am sure would think of offensive minded players like Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and so forth. But often the word “dependable” in the context of hockey can often be skewed because offensive stats are the first thing to pop into the minds of many. One player who deserves consideration for the term, should be Craig Adams. Adams is about as far away as from offense as many know, but at 36, he has been playing his same game since entering the league in 2000-01 with the Carolina Hurricanes. Adams delivers a style of play that many would call hard nose; a guy who doesn’t fight for his minutes, but rather earns them based on his style and reputation on the ice. Adams has really showed no signs of slowing down to allow more youthful guys to take over. As a result he was reward with a two year extension this off-season at an average annual value of $700,000. The six f...
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