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Since being bought out by the Dallas Stars, a mutual interest has emerged between the Pittsburgh
Penguins and goaltender Antti Niemi, a league source tells Inside Pittsburgh Sports.
While speculation around the league is the Penguins and Niemi have a deal in place, Niemi’s agent Markus Lehto says a contract for Niemi still can’t be officially signed until July 1 despite being bought-out this week and no team currently owning his rights.
I’m told Pittsburgh was the first call Lehto received on Niemi.
Niemi, 33, went 12-12-4 with a .892 save percentage last season.
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With the helm thought, that’s kind of what I’m hoping for. Not necessarily him, but a solid two way center with speed. Pairing someone like that with Rust and Hagelin would give us a pretty sweet third line. Let the other guys get overpaid. Bonino came here and did what Americans do best, lead and win. Now he will get paid.
You guys think hartnell can be a good 3rd liner. 2 years at 1m a year. Plus he will get jackets salary too
Lol what an awful idea. And for the 3rd line no less! Lets leave the dumb decisions to Montreal.
Yoda thinks Hartnell can be our 4C
Im almost expecting Hartnell to retire tomorrow.
Yes, instead of addressing organizational needs we need to continue to grow the log jam at the wing in hopes we can keep the three pushing for a place from wbs in WBS.
Despite the injury history and 4 years remaining on his contract, Darren Helm would be intriguing at 3C. Competitor who can flat out fly, and kill penalties. Detroit’s limited cap space influenced keeping Helm unprotected, so shouldnt cost a lot to get him
Theres plenty of risk, but id love to see him centering a line wifh Rust and Hagelin on the wings.
Would be interesting for sure
Look at you talking hockey.
Look at you unable to add to the conversation.
Maybe try talking about your favorite toilet bowl cleaner so he can contribute?
Thats easy. Scott Hartnell.
Calgary just shipped Eddie Lack and Ryan Murphy to Calgary for a while bunch of nothing.
Nice trade Calgary shipping to Calgary.
Trade an excess bottom 6 winger and pick to Vegas for Eakin with salary retained to replace Bonino?
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#blowitup this is the point you tell us you started to disagree with yoda on this plan
Mikhail Grigorenko would be a super GMJR signing. Only 22, had 10 goals last yr as 3rd line center on a bad team. 6’3, 209 lbs. Shocked this name hasn’t been bandied about. To the Pens benefit.
You’ll be able to read about it here. Ten minutes after Dreger tweets about it.
Not a great skater, has struggled in NA and is likely to sign in the K is probably why
That sounds like Nick Bonino’s scouting report—not a great skater part in particular. He’s only 23* and has played on two of the worst teams in the league. You won’t get many points with Blake Comeau, Nieto, or AHL scrubs as your wingers.
Is Niemi in high command though?
Yes! Niemi jersey.
again……if you’re comfortable with your sexuality you can wear a sport teams jersey with another mans name on it in support of the team you root for and player…if you’re not and you need to question if wearing said jersey would put you over the “gay edge” then i guess keep making claims liek you are……99% of sports fans are wrong and your right (heavy eye roll to the closet gay)
Not that there is anything wrong with that
having an allowance
It’s sour grapes… his allowance only affords him a T-shirt with another mans name on the back
Its not a question of sexuality dip shiit. Nipples is gay and has lots of replica games jerseys. LAME has lots of replica game jerseys with another name’s name on the back because he has no identity and self worth.
Yes, this is why a significant portion of fans own a jersey with a players name on it. Lack of self worth and identity. We can’t all be identified as a housewife relying on the sweat of another to pay for subscriptions to pages like this to look like a moron daily, you must be proud lol
It’s incredible how much thought you’ve put into this, like you’ve been traumatized by it in the past… what yoda won’t let you fuckk him without a Fleury sweater on?
How many jerseys LAME? Tell us.
Lol, I’m not the one with A curious yet bizarre opinion of jerseys. Somehow you think this is going to be embarrassing. The only one who should be embarrassed about this conversation is you because it’s ******* absurd and you look like a bigger idiot than you normally do. I own several jerseys for a various sports with various players names. Just as most other sports fans do, at least ones that don’t get weird about it. If being sanctimonious over someone owing jerseys makes you feel superior well I guess that’s a win for you. Been a long time… Read more »
you should get one with your name on it.
This is the realm I imagine you live in. Shits on fans for using we and us when discussing the team one cheers for but has a closet full of “Maloron” double zero jerseys lol. Plus “Yodas Bitch” 69 as the oddball
“A league source”. Uhhh, you mean Friedman? Guess we gotta wait until one of the actual league insiders puts out something about the Pens to get a new article.
Also sounds like Daley is signing in Detroit so we need to resign Schultz and get another D in FA.
I’m guessing Bones is gone too, so we need to find a 3C.
I didn’t really want Daley back to begin with. And we needed to sign Schultz regardless.
Daley has apparently followed the Bruins on instagram already.
Interesting. You know what I kinda hope? Shattenkirk doesn’t get the long-term deal he wants and signs a year here to try to win. I’d be fine with that. And he’d be fine tucked on this roster behind Letang. Not to mention, it would prevent me from having to watch Letang pretend to run a power play next year for the 40 games he’s not injured.
Solid back up option, hopefully he comes relatively cheap
He’s getting a shit-ton of buyout money from Dallas, so he shouldn’t cost much this year. He’s getting $1.5M along from Dallas just in “go away” money, so he shouldn’t cost anything more than $1M here.
I was thinking he exact same thing… 1 to 1.25 and he’s laughing
This would be a very nice signing.
Niemi is a good goalie, but can he stop the Caps in 5?!
No one can, it’s how they beat the Pens this year
How does D not cite Elliotte Friedman in this article? He’s the first one who brought this up an hour ago.
Was thinking the same thing Mbizzle.
He tries to differentiate himself from Friedman by mentioning Niemi’s agent’s name to sound legit. Pretty poor reporting to NOT cite Friedman who he heard this from.