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from Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull, For the Flyers, the bad news coming out of Pittsburgh on Thursday was that superstar Sidney Crosby had signed a 12-year, $104.4 million extension, a cap hit of $8.7 million _ the same as this season.
It’s bad news because Crosby, arguably the NHL’s best player when healthy, probably could have gotten a shorter deal….and more money per season.
By stretching out the contract, the Penguins have plenty of cap space for some moves, and it appears they will not be outbid for the best free agent on the free-agent market, Devils left winger Zach Parise.
You know, the guy the Flyers (and many others) covet.
Crosby and Parise have been close friends for several years. Crosby even shared a suite with Parise’s family at the Stanley Cup Finals.
If you connect the dots, it seems a good bet that they will be on the same line together next season.
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From reader Josh K.
Lyrics to "Zach Parise" to tune of "Take it Easy." These may be complete ****, not a whole lot of jobbing in there but figured I'd pass it along.
Bein' King Shero,
Trying to loosen some dough,
I got 7 skaters on my mind.
2 I wanna re-up
4 I gotta...
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 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...
from Jeremy K Gover of Section 303, The prizes of this free agency class are defenseman Ryan Suter and forward Zach Parise. Some think it will take roughly $9 million to sign each player. Using that number, let’s take the best case scenario and say the Preds sign both (again, purely as an example). That’s a whopping $18 million tied up in just those two players. But guess who’s...
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...
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...
ST. PAUL, Minn. NHL free agency begins in four days, which means Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher might be getting his fishing equipment ready.
Despite having several young prospects on the verge of making the Minnesota roster, Fletcher hasn't shied from saying the next step for the franchise is reeling in the "big fish," the superstar already at the...
from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, The Wild can’t offer Zach Parise the chance to play alongside Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin the way the Pittsburgh Penguins can. It can’t offer Zach Parise a rich history of winning the way the Detroit Red Wings can.
What the Wild can offer the New Jersey Devils captain and Minnesota native is a chance to play in front of friends and...
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...
WILMINGTON, Mass. -- The annual free agent frenzy is set to open on Sunday, but don't expect the Bruins to get involved in the bidding. While other teams will line up for the chance to woo the likes of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter with huge contract offers on July 1, Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli doesn't anticipate the Bruins joining the fray. "My gut is telling...
s/t to Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald... According to the Globe and Mail four out of the top 10 free agents are former players from the WCHA. That's pretty impressive in my opinion. Also, former Fighting Sioux forward and current New Jersey Devil Zach Parise will probably land in the top three as well.
Here. Start with this….
NJD GM Lou Lamoriello was in TOR last night to meet with Zach Parise, who will decide within the hour if he is going to UFA at noon ET.
More in a minute, but nothing earth shattering. So, don’t get all excited.
The Los Angeles Kings and Pittsburgh Penguins just got a little better for the next ten plus years. It was announced today that, the Kings have agreed to terms that will keep Conn Smythe winner, Jonathan Quick, in Los Angeles through the 2022-2023 season, and the Penguins have locked up former Olympic gold medalist, Sidney Crosby, through the 2024-2025 season.It is rumored that the...
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Congrats to former Sabre spiritual leader, Paul Gaustad.
The predators signed Gaustad to a new four year, $13 million contract on Saturday night, thus preventing the burly centreman from hitting the open UFA market.
So, Zach Parise was in Toronto last night. He'll meet with the half dozen teams that covet him beginning at Noon today. That is, IF he declares...