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The Ice Bowl Featuring Sidney Crosby

via WGR,

Multiple NHL sources have told WGR that the Sabres are in line for a potential New Year’s Day game at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Another source, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Penguins have agreed to be the visiting team for such a contest, with Buffalo and Detroit as possible homes. It’s also reporting that NBC is tentatively calling the event, “The Ice Bowl.”

added 11:05am, via the Hockey News,

An NHL source, who spoke with THN.com Tuesday morning, says an official announcement could be made within the next two weeks.

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Crosby Talks Going In The Right Direction

from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

There still will be some give-and-take, some offers and counter-proposals—maybe even a few snags—before an agreement is reached, but agent Pat Brisson likes the way Sidney Crosby’s contract negotiations have moved along so far.
“They’re going in the right direction,” Brisson said last evening.
He declined to elaborate on the talks, which will resume today unless Brisson, who is based in Los Angeles, managed to hook up with Penguins general manager Ray Shero last night.

continued

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Talbot Signs With Pens

from RDS (translated here) 2years, $1.35M.

added 2:21pm, Pens also signed Christensen via TSN...

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Negotiating with Sidney Crosby

From Darren Dreger at TSN,

Based on the free spending and length of contracts handed out this week, can you imagine the chaos that would erupt with Sidney Crosby available in unrestricted free agency?
Crosby isn’t eligible until 2012, but he is entering the final year of his entry level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Discussions between the Penguins and Crosby’s agent Pat Brisson are ongoing with the expectation an extension will be announced soon.
However, this negotiation isn’t as simple as Mario Lemeiux writing a cheque.

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*Here is an earlier KK link from yesterday, regarding Crosby’s negotiations, etc.

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Sidney Crosby’s Future in Pittsburgh

From Rob Rossi at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

Crosby is entering the final season of a three-year, entry-level contract he signed shortly after the Penguins made him the top pick in the 2005 NHL draft. All he has done since signing that deal—which, with performance incentives, has paid him well (almost $4 million annually) over the past two years—is halt the Penguins’ six-season playoff drought, become the youngest athlete to lead any North American professional league in scoring and win acclaim by both his peers and the hockey media as the league’s most valuable player.
He will turn 20 on Aug. 7. The Penguins can start talking today to his agent, Pat Brisson, about a lengthy contract extension, under terms of the league’s collective bargaining agreement.

more…

*thanks to a KK reader for pointing out this story

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Everyone Happy With Whitney Signing

from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

Few people expected the Penguins to give a $24 million contract to a defenseman on the first day of free agency.
They were wrong.
Sort of….
“Obviously for me, it’s unbelievable,” Whitney said. “For six years, it’s fair to them, too. With the other guys they’ll have to sign [in coming years], I don’t think I screwed them over.”
At the very least, Whitney left management enough money to sign free-agent goalie Dany Sabourin to a two-year deal worth $1.025 million.

more on the Pens…

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Darryl Sydor & Petr Sykora Signed by Penguins

From TSN,

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenceman Darryl Sydor to a two-year deal worth $5 million.

continued…

Update 1:34am ET:
Story originally just mentioned the Sydor signing, but TSN’s site has updated to include another name:

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed winger Petr Sykora and defenceman Darryl Sydor to two-year deals.

 

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Whitney Stays In Pittsburgh

via TSN,

Restricted free agent Ryan Whitney has agreed to terms on a new contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Details to follow.

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Will Talbot Hold Cards Close To His Vest?

from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

The NHL hasn’t landed in Las Vegas yet, but Penguins forward Maxime Talbot is headed there hoping for riches.
Talbot has won his way into the main event of the World Series of Poker, a tournament that draws several thousand players, usually has a $10,000 entry fee and could make the winner $10 million or more.
It starts July 6.
“Everybody’s asking me about that,” Talbot said when he stopped by the Mellon Arena locker room while it was buzzing with the first day of conditioning camp for prospects.
“I’m kind of nervous. It’s a different kind of competition. I don’t know how well it’s going to go, but I’m pretty excited.”

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Laraque Injures Shoulder

via Adam Proteau of the Hockey News,

The Hockey News.com has learned Penguins enforcer Georges Laraque injured his shoulder during an off-season training session and is expected to travel to Pittsburgh this week to be evaluated by team doctors.
Laraque’s agent refused to confirm the right winger was had been hurt – and a call requesting comment from Pens GM Ray Shero was not immediately returned – but a source said the injury occurred while the right winger was lifting weights.

 

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