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2010 NHL Free Agency: Zbynek Michalek signs with Pittsburgh Penguins

Jul 1, 2010, 1:11 PM EDT

michalek.jpgThe Pittsburgh Penguins lost Sergei Gonchar, and apparently couldn’t offer Paul Martin the money he wanted.

Instead, the Penguins pick up perhaps the most underrated defenseman on the market this summer as they sign Zbynek Michalek for five years and $20 million.

It’s a great deal for Michalek and the Penguins, who pick up a great defenseman with great potential, for much less than would have been required to sign Martin or Gonchar.

  1. GDavis - Jul 1, 2010 at 2:20 PM

    Welcome Michalek, you have big skates to fill on the power play and penalty kill. Looking forward to the Pens coming back for the Cup in 2011.

  2. ZMills - Jul 7, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    As a Phoenix fan it’s sad to see Zbynek leave after being such a great impact on the team. I will surely be watching him on Pittsburgh and wish him the best of luck there.

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