Pittsburgh Penguins Offseason: So Far, So Good

Posted: 3rd July 2010 by Mitchell Sell in NHL
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Thanks to the work of Pittsburgh Penguins' General Manager Ray Shero on the opening day of Free Agency on Thursday, a similar scene to this article's photo could be occurring in June of one of the next few seasons. Next year's edition of the Penguins will have quite a different look, but as far as this writer is concerned, a much better look. Going into Thursday, Ray Shero's plan by all appearances was to re-sign top defenseman and powerplay quarterback Sergei Gonchar and to sign Dan Hamhuis, whose negotiating rights were acquired from the Nashville Predators for a 3rd-round draft pick. That changed though when the Ottawa Senators signed Gonchar to a three year, $16.5 million contract with a no trade clause. The Penguins had offered him two years, $10 million to stay. As hard as it was, le ...

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