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05-12-2009, 02:14 PM
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Pittsburgh Penguins:
Mathieu Garon: Too expensive and hasn't impressed at all,next years backup will be a rookie most likely.Not re-signed.

Hal Gill: Solid Bottom pairing guy,can be a beast on the PK,often exposed for lack of speed, should be more physical than he is. Unlikely to be resigned unless willing to take a significant pay cut and Scuderi becomes too expensive for us.

Rob Scuderi:Excellent Bottom pairing guy, excellent with his stick, 5-3 PK expert,Bit of an offensive black hole,can play the right side even though left handed.Could be this year's Jeff Finger,hopefully we'll re-sign him at 2 mil cap hit but could well be gone especially if we continue with a deep playoff run

Craig Adams:4th Heart and Soul Right Winger,Good penalty killer,good on the forecheck,cup experience,will fight if required,will not be re-signed as we have an abundance of 4th liners.

Mike Zigomanis:4th line centre/face off specialist,coming off shoulder surgery,not bad offensively for a 4th line player.Couldn't make Phoenix's roster at the start of the season but was very useful to the Pens.Hopefully back at around 0.9 mil cap hit.

Phillipe Boucher:Bottom pairing defenseman,a good guy for a rebuilding team with young defenseman,can be used in all situations but only on the second units ideally,still got a very hard shot but has lost accuracy.Will use the body.Will not be re-signed and will need to take a pay cut to stay in the league.

Ruslan Fedetenko:Marginal Top 6,oddly clutch in the playoff,hard worker who can throw a good check,does the little things well,good wrist shot,Likely good for around 40 points with minimal PP duty. Could be re-signed if he is willing to take similar money(2.1 million)

Miroslav Satan:Marginal Top 6, Seemed disinterested in the regular season,very streaky, has lost a step, not good along the boards or on the back or forecheck,good wrist shot,very composed with the puck on his stick,decent vision and passing.Will not be re-signed,will need to take a pay cut to stay in the NHL and could end up in the KHL or Slovakia.

Bill Guerin:Top 6,Good Veteran Presence,Good in front of the net,will get the dirty goals,a good hard wrist shot,works hard along the boards,not very quick,will drop the gloves if necessary.May Retire,might be re-signed,Only wants to play in the Atlantic Division.

Petr Sykora:Top 6, Always Good for 20 goals,very streaky,can rack up goals on the PP,very tentative along the boards,not always the hardest worker,Has more than likely suffered a shoulder injury towards the end of the season.Despite his troubles at the back end of the season and the Playoffs there is still a decent chance that he is re-signed due to his close relationship with Malkin, his desire to play in Pittsburgh,and relatively low price.

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