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    "It was kind of a no-brainer for me," Michalek said. "Let's be honest, the situation in Phoenix is unstable. Getting a chance to come here, with a new arena, a team that's always contending for a championship, having Mario Lemieux as my owner and getting to play with (Sidney) Crosby and (Evgeni) Malkin ... it was a once-in-a-lifetime thing for me."







    After seeing Michalek sign with the Penguins and knowing that Hamhuis, whose rights were acquired from Philadelphia last Friday, was still possibly in the fold, Martin had essentially crossed the Penguins off his list.

    "I didn't think there was any way they were going to make me an offer after seeing how the day was shaping up," Martin said.

    Shero, though, ultimately and correctly concluded that Hamhuis was intent on playing in his native British Columbia.

    And so, the Penguins GM offered Martin a five-year, $25 million proposal.

    "I couldn't turn down the chance to play there," Martin said. "I was talking with the Penguins, Devils, and a couple of other teams, but to play in Pittsburgh is just so great. I know how great the crowd always was at Mellon Arena, and I can't wait to feel the atmosphere at the new barn."

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    Default Re: Penguins bolster defense in Day 1 of free agency

    Money being equal, why wouldn't you want to play in Pittsburgh?

    Now Shero's job is to find players who want to play in Pittsburgh for less!

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    Default Re: Penguins bolster defense in Day 1 of free agency

    It's great seeing those comments from Martin and Michalek. you like to see the enthusiasm about playing here.

    I agree with 419 though. The comments sound nice, but Michalek knowing he's overpaid and Paul "glass house" Martion getting a huge long term contract would be blowing smoke anywhere they landed I would for that dough
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    Default Re: Penguins bolster defense in Day 1 of free agency

    I say we wait til the All-Star break before we start *****in if the 2 were "over paid" or not, give them a chance, but I like that they are long term deals and not 1-2 year deals
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    Default Re: Penguins bolster defense in Day 1 of free agency

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    It's great seeing those comments from Martin and Michalek. you like to see the enthusiasm about playing here.

    I agree with 419 though. The comments sound nice, but Michalek knowing he's overpaid and Paul "glass house" Martion getting a huge long term contract would be blowing smoke anywhere they landed I would for that dough
    Ray Shero said today on the Fan that Both Martin & Michalek were offered more Money Elsewhere

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