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12-31-2012, 01:18 AM
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matt1396
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big winners of the free agent frenzy

the Pittsburgh Penguins resigned Evgeni Malkin to a 6 year $69.6M contract that will see him earn $11.6M a season. The team also resigned D Kris Letang to a 5 year $34.5M contract that will see him earn $6.9M a season. Niskanen, Sutter, Legwand and Campoli were resigned as well. The team opted not to resign fan favorites Brooks Orpik, Chris Kunitz, and Jarome Iginla in hopes that they would be able to find an elite talent in the UFA pool. The 2014 UFA market saw huge names like the Sedins, Datsyuk, Kessel, Gaborik, Lundqvist, and Thornton hit the market. The best d-man available was Andrej Meszaros. The Penguins announced the signing of Meszaros to a 4 year $20M deal that will see him make $5M a season. According to sources the team submitted an offer on Phil Kessel, but the winger opted to sign in Phoenix in what is being hailed a questionable move by the star winger. With Kessel opting for the desert, the Penguins then turned their attention to Marian Gaborik. The elite winger agreed to a massive 5 year $42.5M contract, that will see him make $8.5M a season. The team also had some surprises in training camp and the preseason. Defensive prospect Mark Raycroft who was drafted in the 4th round of the 2013 draft made the team ahead of guys like Morrow, Despres, Pouliot, Harrington, Matta and Subban. Karlsson has stepped up his game nicely, to the point where he will start the season on a line with Crosby and Gaborik. The team is poised to make a run to the stanely cup with it's star players leading the way.

2014-2015 roster

Karlsson (79) Crosby (96) Gaborik (89)
Neal (85) Malkin (91) Legwand (82)
Raymond (80) Sutter (83) Dupuis (80)
Brunnstrom (75) Regin (76) Sturm (76)

Niskanen (84) Letang (91)
Meszaros (84) Dumoulin (79)
Campoli (81) Raycroft (79)

Fleury (85)
forgot his name but he is an 81

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