Major moves for Penguins on first day of NHL free agency
Summary of 9 articles · Updated Jul 2, 2014
“He loved the opportunity to come with the Penguins.” The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the Penguins had not announced the deal, reached a half hour into the start of the NHL's free agency period on Tuesday. Ehrhoff felt the Penguins were the best fit for him and the best place for him to go win a Stanley Cup. Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford adds a defenseman at a reasonable price as Ehrhoff had the flexibility of finding a spot that fit his immediate needs. He has 313 points in 692 NHL games played with the San Jose Sharks, Vancouver Canucks and Sabres. Blame him, if you like, for not getting more than wingers Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling in the James Neal trade with Nashville last week that’s a debatable point but give him credit for what he did Tuesday, making at least something out of the salary-cap hell created by Shero, who allowed the roster to become top-heavy and old.
Christian Ehrhoff said Penguins were his best option after buyout
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Ron Cook: Penguins general manager deals with salary-cap mess
Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said the team had “a really good day” Tuesday, the first day of the NHL’s chaotic free-agency period. It did to a degree, thanks to Rutherford’s shrewd move to bring in front-end defenseman Christian Ehrhoff. But …