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Within a few weeks of their loss to Boston in the Eastern Conference final earlier this year the Penguins signed forwards Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz and defenseman Kris Letang to contract extensions a year before their current deals expire.
Another seemingly logical player for such negotiations was defenseman Brooks Orpik their longest-tenured player.
Orpik who is entering the final season of a six-year $22.5 million deal was asked Monday whether he had had talks or plans to have talks with the Penguins about a new contract before he would become eligible for unrestricted free agency next summer.
"No comment" Orpik said. "I'd rather not talk about it."
It's not as if Orpik needs the motivation of playing in a contract year to be effective. When healthy he has been a reliable physical defenseman for years.
And he is healthy.
"I actually had a summer working out instead of rehabbing so I feel a little better...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Pittsburgh Penguins made their first round of cuts for the preseason this morning as they re-assigned 11 players today. Matt Murray, Tristan Jarry, Jean-Sebastien Dea and Matia Marcantuoni were sent back to their respective junior teams.
Paul Thompson, Tom Kostopoulos, Brian Gibbons and Dominik Uher, Clark Seymour, Reid McNeill and Nick D’Agostino were sent to Wilkes-Barre...
I know the topic that I chose to write about this week has been talked about to do death, so I'm hoping to bring something new to the conversation. Pittsburgh Penguins' starting goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is approaching the most important year of his career this season with a thousand question marks surrounding his future.
Fleury, 28, is entering the second to...
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Apparently Evgeni Malkin is a new spokesperson for the shampoo "Head and Shoulders" in Russia.
Here's the source http://web-balancer-main.rian.ru/sochi2014_news/20130916/963431445.html
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Picture an NHL player who was undrafted and then finally makes it to the NHL. He shows flashes of greatness, but hits a rough patch and shuffles between four different teams in a two-year period. Most of us would probably guess this story would result in the player’s career coming to a quiet end, perhaps meddling in the minor leagues for its...
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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Adam Almquist scored two power-play goals in the second period and Tomas Tatar had a goal and assist to lead the Detroit Red Wings past the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Monday night in a preseason game. Paval Datsyuk also scored for Detroit, netting a second-period, unassisted goal. Almquist scored at 6:10 and 11:50 with shots from the point to put the Red Wings...
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Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins is the #4 forward points-only hockey pool pick. He is a Russian born center who is 27 years old. He is an outstanding playmaker and sniper. With James Neal on his line, he is going to make an impact for your fantasy team. Malkin has historically racked up more points when Sidney Crosby has been out of the lineup. A downside to drafting is he has
Before the regular season officially starts, we figured that it would make sense to say goodbye to the players who left the Penguins during the offseason. So, after tthe jump, that's exactly what we do.
We made fun of Tyler Kennedy a lot over the years and, in many cases, it was warranted. No one could hit a goaltender's chest quite like...
It goes without saying that ESPN is not the place to go for hockey. We all know this. Still, some do, and when they do they see something like this.
The top 100 forwards list is whatever. But check out some of the pics they used.
Kunitz made the list. The Chris Kunitz from four-years ago also made it.
Oh and the 13 year-old James Neal made the list too.