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It didn’t take Penguins general manager Ray Shero long to wrap up his summer’s work. During the four short weeks that passed since the black and gold bowed to Boston in the Conference Finals, he resolved virtually all of the team’s looming personnel issues and laid the foundation for the upcoming campaign.
Here’s a quick review of Shero’s moves:
June 12—Signed coach Dan Bylsma to a two-year extension.
June 13—Signed center Evgeni Malkin to an eight-year, $76 million extension.
June 24—Traded defenseman Alex Grant to Anaheim for left wing Harry Zolnierczyk.
June 27—Signed left wing Chris Kunitz to a three-year, $11.55 million extension.
June 30—Traded right wing Tyler Kennedy to San Jose for a second-round choice in the 2013 Entry Draft.
July 2—Signed defenseman Kris Letang to an eight-year, $58 million extension.
July 2—Signed right wing Pascal Dupuis to a new four-year, $15 million deal.
July 5—Signed right wing Craig Adams to a two-year, $1.35 million deal.
July 5—Signed former P
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With the NHL salary cap shrinking this year and the Pittsburgh Penguins having frighteningly little room to function, we will examine likely cap casualties. Today we will first look at Defense. The return of “The Piece” Rob Scuderi, now leaves the Penguins with 8 NHL capable defenseman on the books, and should the team carry [...]
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After bringing back defenseman Rob Scuderi earlier today, Penguins general manager Ray Shero decided to re-sign forward Craig Adams to a two-year contract worth $1.4 million. Adams, 36, will make $700,000 per season in his new deal, which is $25,000 more than what his cap hit was the past two seasons. He registered 9 points in 48 games for the Penguins last season...
Boston fans may still be a bit salty over how the trade deadline deal went down between the Bruins, Penguins and Jarome Iginla, but something tells us it won’t take like before the B’s faithful falls for the 17-year vet.
Iginla said on his introductory conference call that he likes Boston’s physical, aggressive style of play. He said he had narrowed all 30 teams down to the...
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“The Piece” has returned to Pittsburgh. The Penguins announced today that the team has signed defenseman Rob Scuderi to a four-year deal worth $13.5 million. Scuderi, 34, was drafted by the Penguins 134th overall in 1998 and was a key component to Pittsburgh’s defense when they won the Stanley Cup in 2009. After that season, he signed with...
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When defenseman Rob Scuderi and forward Craig Adams were signed today, it seemed highly unlikely that the Penguins could afford to bring back forward Matt Cooke. Considering the contract that he signed with the Minnesota Wild, Pittsburgh definitely could not have afforded him. The Wild inked Cooke to a three-year, $7.5 million deal. Therefore...
The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed Craig Adams to a two year, $1.4M contract. Adams registered 9 points in 48 games for the Penguins last season mainly as a fourth line player and penalty killer. Adams was selected in the 9th round, 223rd overall, in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the Hartford Whalers where he gained the distinction of being their last ever draft pick. [...]
Matt Cooke of the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I don't think people realize how many games and times that Matt Cooke has been suspended by the NHL. Here's a break down of Cooke's illustrious history and the number of games that ended up sitting as a result of his bush league play. Like I said in another post, "I also have to wonder if the NHL...
The Pittsburgh Penguins signed Rob Scuderi to a four-year, $13.5 million contract on Friday.
The 34-year-old defenseman, who helped Pittsburgh win the Stanley Cup in 2009, played the last four seasons with Los Angeles. He helped the Kings win the 2012 Cup and missed only nine games over his four years with Los Angeles.
Scuderi has seven goals and 79 assists in 585 career NHL games...
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Bobby Farnham, Chris Conner, Andrew Ebbett and Nick Drazenovic to one year contracts. Farnham is a four-year product of Brown University, where he recently completed his senior season for the Brown Bears.In four collegiate seasons, the North Andover, Massachusetts, native totaled 54 points (23g, 31a) and 128 penalty minutes in 129 contests...
TSN is reporting that Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla is coming to Boston...
...for realz this time.
Iggy deal: $1.8 M base salary, $3.7 M games played bonus, $500,000 goal scoring/team playoff performance: total $6 M
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 5, 2013
Man. What a structure. A super friendly base salary plus a ton of incentives...
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Just midnight on March 28, word came out that Jarome Iginla had been traded to the Bruins. B’s fans celebrated the news. Their team had just locked up one of the best scorers of the past 20 years, the final piece to turn the (at the time) struggling Bruins into true Stanley Cup contenders.
Then, just like that, he was gone. The original report proved to be false, as Iginla had...
The final piece of the "Cooke-Staal-Kennedy" line is gone. Matt Cooke has signed with the Minnesota Wild.
In other news, Jarome Iginla has signed with the Boston Bruins. Seriously. No really. Honestly.
Since his much publicized of the rug pulling job on GM Peter Chiarelli before the trade deadline when he chose to go to Pittsburgh instead, former Calgary captain and short term Penguin Jarome Iginla inked a contract today with Boston. The contract has a base salary of $1.8M with $4.2M of incentives for a total of $6M if he makes it all. The cap hit for this year will only be...