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Official: Malkin Signs 5 Year Extension with Pens

Press Release from the Pittsburgh Penguins:

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed Evgeni Malkin to a five-year contract extension commencing with the 2009-10 season, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.

 

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NYR Signs Voros, Penguins Sign Godard

From TSN’s tracker:

NY Rangers sign UFA forward Aaron Voros (undisclosed)

Pittsburgh signs UFA forward Eric Godard (undisclosed)

 

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Penguins Sign Mark Eaton 2 Years

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

The Penguins have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with free-agent defenseman Mark Eaton. Financial terms were not immediately known.

continued… with more on Evgeni Malkin, previously noted on KK

Update 2:20 pm ET: From TSN’s tracker,

Pittsburgh Penguins re-sign UFA D Mark Eaton to a 2 year deal worth $2-million

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Penguins Sign Pascal Dupuis 3 Years

From Dave Molinari at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

The Penguins made their first free-agent signing this morning, agreeing to a three-year deal with forward Pascal Dupuis.

They also have agreed to the structure of a contract extension for center Evgeni Malkin, although the deal has not been finalized. Malkin’s contract will be patterned after that of Sidney Crosby, which means it will run five years and include an annual salary-cap hit of $8.7 million.

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Pens Still Hope To Sign Their Own

from Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

The Penguins are believed to have a five-year offer worth $7 million per season on the table for Hossa. That’s less than he will command if he ventures into free agency, but as of last night, he still had not rejected it.

While the Penguins would have preferred to have Hossa’s answer long before this, there’s reason to think they might not close the door on re-signing him even if he hasn’t committed to return by midday….

The outlook for the second-most prominent of the Penguins’ 10 unrestricted free agents, defenseman Brooks Orpik, remains as hazy as that of Hossa.

Orpik, the most consistent and punishing hitter on the Penguins’ blue line, could be in line for offers of $4 million or more per season if he makes himself available to other clubs. That’s more than the Penguins are believed to be willing to pay.

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Talk Of A Malkin Deal

from Chipped Ice at the Pittsburgh Tribune- Review,

Malkin’s agent, JP Barry, told us over the weekend that talks with Penguins general manager Ray Shero regarding a long-term extension for Malkin are “going well.” Barry still believes that deal should be signed in “early July.”

Chipped Ice has learned Malkin’s deal will likely be worth at least $42.5 million over five years – an $8.5 million cap hit for the Penguins.

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Jarkko Ruutu Understands It Is A Business

from Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

Ruutu reiterated his desire to remain with the Penguins—“Pittsburgh is a great team and, hopefully, we can work something out”—and said that the Malone-Roberts trade did nothing to change that.

“It’s part of the business,” Ruutu said. “Every team, it happens.”

Ruutu, who made $1.15 million in each of the past two seasons, is one of hockey’s top antagonists and bolstered his bargaining leverage by playing well in the stretch drive and playoffs.

Even if the sides agree on money, the length of a deal could be a point of contention for him.

more on the Penguins…

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Morning Line

Were it not for the salary cap, we’re watching Crosby, Fleury and Malkin walk to the Rangers or Maple Leafs after six or seven seasons simply because of money. The Penguins would become like the Pirates and essentially operate as a glorified farm team for franchises with deeper pockets. It would be an endless cycle of drafting high, developing prospects and eventually dealing them to the Red Wings and Flyers for prospects or draft picks.

You might be feeling down seeing some of your favorite players leave town this way, but you should realize this is happening for reasons that are beneficial for teams like the Penguins. It’s just a little bit ironic as well.

more on the Penguins cap situation from Seth Rorabaugh of Empty Netters…

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A Look At The Atlantic

NHL.com has posted stories on every team in the Atlantic Division.  Make sure to check it out for the latest information!

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Pens Trying To Keep Orpik

from Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

Orpik’s agent, Lewis Gross, would not say Wednesday if the Penguins have presented a contract offer. However, indications are the club will soon make a formal offer, if it has not already.

Many around the NHL believe Orpik could command offers of $4 million annually from other teams. He is thought to be willing to give the Penguins a so-called “hometown discount” if they provide him a long-term deal.

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  Tags: brooks+orpik

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