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I don't get how pens can sign both martin and michalek in the same day

Losing Gonchar opened up some extra cap space and created a big hole on their back end.

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5 years, $5 mil per for Martin confirmed, via Bob McKenzie.

Wow, I was slow with that ... seems a reasonable deal since Pittsburgh apparently has no salary cap.

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Asham please!!!! Winchester next!!!! Nystrom if all else fails!!!!!

if boogard gets 1.65 then asham gets over 2M, winchester and nystrom still possible

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And I realize we won't do anything today but its a free agency thread and I miss me some hockey soooo these are my wish lists. Plus I hate twitter and love the updates coming in from you guys. :thumbup:

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Asham please!!!! Winchester next!!!! Nystrom if all else fails!!!!!

Konopka, good at face-offs, can drop the gloves, can skate... bingo

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Unless either of those guys can play wing with Crosby, those guys combined really fill that much of a need for the Penguins. One guy, yeah you can justify that but all of a sudden they look ultra thin on the wing for the next few years now that they've committed all this money to D.

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Konopka, good at face-offs, can drop the gloves, can skate... bingo

1a. Asham 1b. Winchester 1c. Nystrom

2. Konopka

fair enough

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Paul Martin gets a substantial raise, for 5-years no less, for being hurt all year and sucking in the playoffs.

Well done Pittsburgh.

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if boogard gets 1.65 then asham gets over 2M, winchester and nystrom still possible

Asham will NOT get 2M. Where did you get that figure from? He's had better years than last year and never had anything more than 900k.

He'll be lucky to get 1M.

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When a guy like Gonchar comes off of the books the cap drops dramatically, much like the day Lids hangs them up that is 7 mil in cap space right there.

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1a. Asham 1b. Winchester 1c. Nystrom

2. Konopka

fair enough

1a, 1b and 1c are all MW

2 can fight with HW

Asham's best fighting days are behind him (Montreal era) now he looks more to score and less to fight. I would take Asham instead of Cleary - but not as 4th line as Holland is looking at...

Prust > Winchester/Nystrom

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Asham will NOT get 2M. Where did you get that figure from? He's had better years than last year and never had anything more than 900k.

He'll be lucky to get 1M.

And at 1M I would take him in a split second. A steal actually in my mind.

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From G&M's James Mirtle on twitter:

mirtle

A source on Colby Armstrong: "For a guy with a reputation for being a big hitter he just doesn’t hit."

:lol:

Note to players: A couple of big bangs on Youtube adds about $1/year to your next multiyear contract.

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When a guy like Gonchar comes off of the books the cap drops dramatically, much like the day Lids hangs them up that is 7 mil in cap space right there.

Gonchar had a cap hit of 5 million, the pens then signed Martin for a cap hit of 5 million plus Michalek so that is a little weird when you would think they would be looking for a winger right now. Especially since I don't think Martin or Michalek provide anywhere near the offense that Gonchar did.

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chicago still in cap hell according to tsn

4.093 to spend and minimum of 8 players to sign.

511,000 per player.

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Penguins have a little over 2 million in cap space left, the least amount of any team not named the Flyers.

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Prust > Winchester/Nystrom

Going to have to say fail on this one. Prust has zip hockey sense and has no place on the Wings. The other 2 have stick skill that fit here and the grit we are looking for.

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