The Penguins made two quality signings last night and after the heartbreak of missing out on Paul Kariya goes away Penguin fans will embrace these signings. Sydor is a perfect mentor for Kris Letang. Sydor at 35 years old is solid two way defenseman who has played on winning teams in Dallas and won a Stanley Cup in Tampa Bay. He will be a valuable asset. Petr Skyora was a eilite player with the New Jersey Devils in the early part of the decade but after bouncing around the league for a couple years Skyora had a breakout season with the Edmonton Oilers scoring 22 goals. Think of the Skoyra signing as a trade for Michel Ouellet. It’s a upgrade for the Penguins but i envision Skyora playing with Evgeni Malkin as the two were in linemates in Russia during the lockout. As i look at the Pengins roster now i just see no place for Mark Recchi.
Daryl Sydor – 2yrs – 5 million
Petr Skyora 2 yrs 5.25 million
As of last night the Penguins had a 2 yr – 6 million offer on the table for defenseman Danny Markov. Looking into whether the Penguins are still interested or have they moved on with the recent Sydor signing. They were also talking to Andy Sutton. Both are still unsigned.