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CaptainObvi0us 07-13-2012 08:51 AM

Penguins sign Benn Ferriero, 1 yr - 700K, two-way deal
 
https://twitter.com/StevenEllisNHL/s...76122209443840

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Penguins sign former Shark Benn Ferriero, one year, 700K, two-way deal

Sorry mods, just realized the twitter feed wasn't who I thought it was but couldn't go back to change the title to "rumor"

wej20 07-13-2012 08:57 AM

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Benn Ferriero to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

Ferriero’s contract is a two-way deal worth $700,000 at the NHL level.

Ferriero, 25, has spent parts of the last three seasons playing for the San Jose Sharks, including 35 games in 2011-12, when he tallied seven goals and eight points. Ferriero also appeared in 20 games last year with Worcester, the Sharks’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. Ferriero amassed 20 points (9G-11A) in 20 games with Worcester.
Penguins Sign Forward Benn Ferriero

WBS is going to be stacked this year.

Spectator 07-13-2012 09:04 AM

Guess this means Penguins not going after Doan and Semin.

alpine4life 07-13-2012 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Spectator (Post 52498613)
Guess this means Penguins not going after Doan and Semin.

two way deal... why not?

Flat Stanley 07-13-2012 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by alpine4life (Post 52498785)
two way deal... why not?

I think that's their 50th contract. Though some players will be moved either by trade or waivers.

slocal 07-13-2012 09:18 AM

Benn was always good for a timely game-winner. Good for him

Mafoofoo 07-13-2012 09:25 AM

Good to see ol Ferry-O get a contract somewhere. :)

gdsmack267 07-13-2012 09:37 AM

WBs is going to be stacked on offense, D and goaltending this year. Wish i could watch them more often

sharksohnoes! 07-13-2012 09:38 AM

I can't believe BenN is making more than Wolski...Anyway, great for him. He hardly every produces a goal, but when he does, it's always something spectacular/clutch. I'll always remember his OT winner against Detroit a couple of years ago.


Rowdy Roddy Peeper 07-13-2012 09:48 AM

Any Sharks fans want to break down this kid's game, strengths and weaknesses, etc?

Izzy 07-13-2012 09:50 AM

More than Wolski?

Nice pickup for WBS

DekeLikeYouMeanIt 07-13-2012 10:02 AM

Didn't he score that GWG on his bday or something? Good emergency callup and could honestly play in the bottom 6.

hockeyball 07-13-2012 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper (Post 52499703)
Any Sharks fans want to break down this kid's game, strengths and weaknesses, etc?

He's a fast skater, very good acceleration, but (because of his size) not terribly strong on his feet (but not 'soft' either). He's got a decent wrister, and is slightly above average defensively (but not a defensive forward by any stretch). Tons of heart, never takes a shift off, and can play on any line (he spent time on our 1st line when we had injuries).

His max potential is probably 10 goals and 20-25 points a season. He's also got a fantastic attitude, and he looks like jesus when he grows his beard in...

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/9EdZY-OAhR4/0.jpg

Can't find a great picture of it, it gets even better when its longer.

hateseed 07-13-2012 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper (Post 52499703)
Any Sharks fans want to break down this kid's game, strengths and weaknesses, etc?

The above is all true. Honestly, a fantastic two-way guy. If you have injuries you will be glad he's on your team but to be frank, he can't possess the puck to save his life and you don't want him called up for more than 7-10 games... classic example of a guy who when standing on his head can be as good as just about anyone, with a versatile game too. The only issue is, over the long haul he hasn't been able to sustain it. Usually his best games come first though, so, a perfect call-up.

As stated, he's clutch as ****, and even more fun is the fact that he falls down during/after 99% of all goals he scores.

DoctrSteveBrule 07-13-2012 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by sharksohnoes! (Post 52499435)
I can't believe BenN is making more than Wolski...Anyway, great for him. He hardly every produces a goal, but when he does, it's always something spectacular/clutch. I'll always remember his OT winner against Detroit a couple of years ago.


can't watch the video at work but wasn't that on his birthday too, or something?

DoctrSteveBrule 07-13-2012 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by hateseed (Post 52501123)
The above is all true. Honestly, a fantastic two-way guy. If you have injuries you will be glad he's on your team but to be frank, he can't possess the puck to save his life and you don't want him called up for more than 7-10 games... classic example of a guy who when standing on his head can be as good as just about anyone, with a versatile game too. The only issue is, over the long haul he hasn't been able to sustain it. Usually his best games come first though, so, a perfect call-up.

As stated, he's clutch as ****, and even more fun is the fact that he falls down during/after 99% of all goals he scores.

sounds like Max Talbot. Should fit in nicely with our system.

hockeyball 07-13-2012 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by DoctrSteveBrule (Post 52501537)
sounds like Max Talbot. Should fit in nicely with our system.

Yah somewhat, though without the personality. Ferriero will forecheck and hit, but it's not going to knock anyone down, he's not a physical guy.

Also he can play center or wing (rw usually).

Big McLargehuge 07-13-2012 10:48 AM

WBS is looking scary this year...Ferriero looks like the best of the call-up candidates. I'd certainly rather have him sitting in that 14th/15th forward slot than Jason Williams.

laufer72 07-13-2012 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Eyes of Orpik (Post 52498921)
I think that's their 50th contract. Though some players will be moved either by trade or waivers.

45 + 4 RFA's yet to sign + Ferriero......

SharksFan1 07-13-2012 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by DoctrSteveBrule (Post 52501513)
can't watch the video at work but wasn't that on his birthday too, or something?

I think you're right.

Dutch Dreams 07-13-2012 11:25 AM

Any time I saw him he seemed to have some skill on him too.

Dragon Priest 07-13-2012 11:32 AM

Remember seeing a bit of him with San Jose over the last couple of years. Pretty solid player, IMO. Reminded me a bit of Craig Adams (Though Ferriero probably has a little more offense to his game) from the Pens, and I can see the Talbot comparisons too. Good signing for the Pens and looking forward to seeing what he can do.

Lemieuxfan 07-13-2012 11:42 AM

So we got our 50 goal winger. Finally.

Tender Rip 07-13-2012 11:43 AM

Back in the mid 80's someone had graffiti'ed: "What if Jesus returns?' on a wall in inner Copenhagen (my native Denmark). Some genius replied below: We'll play Elkjaer (the nations favorite son, star striker on the Danish soccer team) on the wing.

Now I understand we signed Jesus for less than a 10th of Parise's price. That is good business. Question is which of Crosby and Malkin moves to wing.

bigd 07-13-2012 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Big McLargehuge (Post 52501639)
WBS is looking scary this year...Ferriero looks like the best of the call-up candidates. I'd certainly rather have him sitting in that 14th/15th forward slot than Jason Williams.

They have a really young defense and although they are very highly regarded top prospects they will struggle the first half of the season. Unless their goalies have allstar seasons. You never know though if a few guys like Lovejoy, Strait, or Bortuzzo get sent down and pass through waivers it will make them stronger on D.


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