Found June 29, 2012 on
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Free agency is always bat **** crazy. But when your team has a little under 15 million to spend. Hold on to your butt.
Here is our guide to the 2012 Free Agency class, and what we think the the Penguins will do.
First things first. Free Agency starts 12pm on Sunday. Coverage will be on the NHL network.
Now the details for the Penguins. Lets start with cap space.
As the above states, the Penguins will begin free agency with 14.5 million.
According to JB at the Citizen's Voice the Penguins have qualified the follow players:
Niskanen is a lock on the Pens roster, but that is it.
Bortuzzo and Strait will most likely have to earn their spots, and as for Tangradi who knows.
So, it is our assumption:
Pens will go after two forwards, and one defense
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Sid the Kid is sticking around.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and superstar center Sidney Crosby have agreed to a 12-year contract extension Thursday that leaves little doubt Crosby has overcome the concussion-like symptoms that sidelined him for most of the last two seasons.
The deal keeps the 24-year-old Crosby in Pittsburgh through 2025 and gives the team some room to play in the...
The Pittsburgh Penguins and defenseman Matt Niskanen have agreed to two-year, $4.3 million deal that will keep him with the team until 2014.
The 25-year-old Niskanen had four goals and 17 assists in 75 games last season with Pittsburgh and had a plus-nine rating. Niskanen joined the Penguins in 2010-11 in the same trade that brought forward James Neal to the team.
The Penguins are set to show their position on the persistent Sidney Crosby durability questions and do their talking with plenty of zeroes. TSN's Darren Dreger reported Thursday that Crosby and Penguins will announce a long-term extension with an average annual value of more than $9 million and a total value over $100 million. Crosby is not having any concussion-related...
So Sidney Crosby is going to get Ilya Kovalchuk money? That only seems fair, despite Crosby's scary concussion history.The Pittsburgh Penguins are prepared to lock in Crosby with a $104.2 million extension over 12 years, with an annual salary cap hit of $9 million. So reports the folks at TSN. That deal comes on the heels of center Jordan Staal rejecting a 10-year, $60 million...
Sidney Crosby’s 24 years old. He’s about to add $100 million to his bank account. The Penguins captain is expected to sign a contract extension that would keep the superstar in Pittsburgh for what is reportedly the next 12 years, all for a cool $100 million dollars.
Crosby will be entering the last year of a 5 year $43.5 million dollar contract signed...
The Penguins officially announced Crosby's new deal:
#Pens and Sidney Crosby agree to terms on 12-year, $104.4 million contract extension bit.ly/Lj00Tf
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@pghpenguins) June 28, 2012
At first glance you wonder if that is allowed, but according to a few people in the know, it is more or less an agreement in principle so it is fine...
Interesting tidbit in this article from the Tennessean:
For example, Penguins defenseman Paul Martin could be part of this situation. He’s a bit overpaid at $5 million, which is not exactly a great number if you’re Nashville. But according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review he is a candidate for a trade. Martin, 31, is the type of player who could benefit...
Tomorrow is going to be a super busy day for Ray Shero, which is probably why he did a little warm up today by signing Brad Thiessen and now Matt Niskanen. Two weeks after Niskanen rejected Ray Shero’s qualifying offer to return at the same rate as last year, he signed a two-year deal worth a $550,000 raise.
This deal had to get done ASAP, even if Niskanen was a RFA – the Pens...
So Sidney Crosby is going to get Ilya Kovalchuk money? That only seems fair, despite Sid the Kid's scary concussion history.The Pittsburgh Penguins are prepared to lock in Crosby with a $104.2 million extension over 12 years, with an annual salary cap hit of $9 million. That deal, reported by TSN, came on the heels of Jordan Staal rejecting a 10-year, $60 million deal to stay...
Sidney Crosby will get closer to being a Penguin for life Sunday. The Penguins announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms with Crosby on a 12-year contract extension worth $104.4 million.
According to the collective bargaining agreement, Crosby, 24, can't sign a new deal until the free agency period opens at noon ET on July 1 because he already is under contract...
from the Pittsburgh Penguins website, The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed defenseman Matt Niskanen to a two-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
The deal runs through the 2013-14 campaign, and has an average annual value of $2.3 million.