Insider Only NHL: Francois Beauchemin on the Penguins Radar?

True or False: Does Ray Shero have his eye on Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin when July 1 rolls around?

The Ottawa Sun reported on Wednesday that Penguins General Manager Ray Shero would like to add a mobile, offsensive-minded defenseman this summer in free agency.
The paper indicates a target of the Penguins will be Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin.
Beauchemin, 29, appeared in 20 games this season after having knee surgery early in the season.
Beauchemin made $1.6 million this season and despite missing most of the season, Beauchemin is expected to net a contract worth $3.75 – $4 million per season according to league sources.
While Shero would like to upgrade his blueline in some specific areas, The Ottawa Sun seems to forget that Pittsburgh has offensive defensemen Alex Goligoski and Ben Lovejoy waiting in the wings.
Pittsburgh would love to add a player of Beauchemin talent to their backend but team officials tell me Pittsburgh won’t be in on Beauchemin when July 1 rolls around.

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