It would appear that maybe Ray Shero had a back-up plan in the likely event that Gonchar or Hamhuis would not sign. The Pens have pried Zbynek Michalek from the Phoenix Coyotes. Michalek fills the need for a defensive defensemen. The Pens signed Michalek to a 5 year deal totaling 20 million.
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TSN has reported that Sergei Gonchar has signed a three year deal with the Ottawa Senators for $5.5 Million a year including a no-trade clause. This clears a big chunk of money for Ray Shero to start signing away this afternoon, possibly defenseman Anton Volchenkov from Ottawa in what would be a huge win for the Penguins.
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About a week ago when Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero was interviewed about the impending draft he said “In terms of needs, I think in the first round you are going for the best upside that fits your criteria as an organization. When you get into the later rounds you might look for a specific need or to fill some of the depth you might have [...]
There are reports all over the internet and radio this morning that the Penguins have traded Sergei Gonchar’s negotiating rights to the San Jose Sharks. This would give the Sharks exclusive rights to negotiate with Gonchar up until July 1st. This would also mean that Ray Shero and Gonchar’s negotiations have hit an impass.
In the last 24 hours Penguin GM Ray Shero has came to 3 year terms with winger Matt Cooke and Penguins up and coming defenseman Ben Lovejoy. Lovejoy was signed yesterday to a 3 year deal paying him .525 Million the first year in a two way contract where he will get paid less if he plays for the WBS Penguins and then .525 million each year fo [...]
The NHL draft is right around the corner. All 30 teams will be begin drafting the future stars of the NHL on June 25th in Los Angeles. The Pittsburgh Penguins hold the 20th selection for the 2010. I will breakdown three players that I believe may be on Ray Shero’s radar.
1. Mark Pysyk: Mark is a 6 foot 1 inch; 179 pound right- h [...]
I hope you guys were paying attention 2 months ago to the day when we told you that the Winter Classic was going to be at Heinz Field on January 1st. We here at PenguinPoop were paying attention and booked a bunch of rooms at the Renaissance downtown for New Years Eve and will be partying like rock stars. As of now most of the downtown hotels [...]
As everyone knows the Stanley Cup Finals were set last night, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Chicago Blackhawks. With our beloved Pittsburgh Penguins not in the big dance, some fans may be torn on who to cheer for. On one hand there is Marian Hossa and his high flying Chicago Blackhawks, against the Philadelphia Flyers. To me it’s a no [...]
The day after the Penguins were eliminated from the playoffs by the Canadiens, I was disappointed and upset. Over the next few days, my mood improved as I started to put together some reasons as to why the Pens lost. I was accepting the fact that it just wasn’t in the cards for the Penguins this year.
After watching the Flyers complet [...]