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Penguins bring back Dupuis for two years, $3M

Posted on: June 28, 2011 11:40 am
Edited on: June 28, 2011 4:56 pm
 

While all eyes are on Jaromir Jagr in Pittsburgh, GM Ray Shero took care of the in-house business first by re-signing Pascal Dupuis.

The deal is for two years and $3 million, meaning an annual hit of $1.5 million to the cap. The deal was officially announced this afternoon.

"[My family and I] really love Pittsburgh. It was the only place we wanted to go," Dupuis said Tuesday.

Dupuis came over to the Penguins in the deal that landed them Marian Hossa and Hal Gill, clearly the third of three players in the trade. Since then he has proved to be a very valuable player, fitting on any of the four lines Pittsburgh has and stepping into the leader's role a bit when Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin went down with injuries.

Last season for the Pens, Dupuis scored 17 goals and had 20 assists in 81 games. Plus, he was one of the more memorable characters to come out of HBO's 24/7 series before the Winter Classic.

The Penguins now sit at just less than $58 million on the roster, giving them about $6.5 million to spend. They seem to be on the verge of bringing Jagr back to Pittsburgh, something that can't be done until Friday at the earliest, and also are still in talks with Tyler Kennedy, a player that they did not give a qualifying offer to.

-- Brian Stubits

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: June 28, 2011 10:59 pm
 

Penguins bring back Dupuis for two years, $3M

Talbot was one of two Pens who played all 82 last season. The guy had 8 goals. The year before he was hurt half the season. He had 2 goals. Thanks for the Cup Max, but enjoy free agency.



Since: Aug 18, 2007
Posted on: June 28, 2011 10:27 pm
 

Penguins bring back Dupuis for two years, $3M

You may be the stupidiest human being on the face of the earth. Good luck with life. You will need it.



Since: Aug 18, 2007
Posted on: June 28, 2011 10:23 pm
 

Penguins bring back Dupuis for two years, $3M

You may be the stupidiest human being on the face of the earth. Good luck with life. You will need it.



Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: June 28, 2011 8:44 pm
 

Penguins bring back Dupuis for two years, $3M

definatly a good signing..we still need to at least sign Rupp...Talbot is clutch in the Playoffs..would be sad if he didn't return..Kennedy had a career year last year and I wouldn't be surprised if he demanded more money and went elsewhere.....Jagr I think will be sporting a Red Wings uniform next season but would love to see him and Crosby as linemates...that would be pretty scary.
GO PENS!!



Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: June 28, 2011 8:02 pm
 

Penguins bring back Dupuis for two years, $3M

About the only thing Talbot is good for these days is making annoying car commercials...



Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posted on: June 28, 2011 3:06 pm
 

Penguins bring back Dupuis for two years, $3M

Are you kidding!? I'd rather have Talbot than Jagr. Talbot is a great 3rd to 4th line center who hounds the puck in the offensive zone alone so the team can make a change and then get the puck back. Talbot is the next guy we need to sign.



Since: Apr 9, 2011
Posted on: June 28, 2011 2:58 pm
 

Penguins bring back Dupuis for two years, $3M

We still have 6.5 million to work with. I say let Talbot walk. Work on getting Jagr for 2 million, and sign both Kennedy and Rupp. And be able to have some wiggle and possibly have 2 million left in cap space. Hopefully things will pan out well for us! GO PENS!



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: June 28, 2011 1:41 pm
 

Report: Pens bring back Dupuis for two years, $3M

Feh.  Not a bad signing.  He's a favorite guy with the organization, even if he doesn't do too much...



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: June 28, 2011 12:22 pm
 

Report: Pens bring back Dupuis for two years, $3M

Good to see the Pens bring Dups back.


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