well hello?

We weren’t expecting you, sir, but there’s plenty of room around. . .

Pens have signed forward (according to Wikipedia, a center) Ryan Craig to a one-year 500k deal.
Contract is two-way. The closest he’s ever come to playing a full NHL season was 72 games (and 27 points) for Tampa Bay in 2006-07. In 2007-08 his knee gave up at life and he missed 59 games. Jobbed around, probably still battling that knee thing. Spent most of last season with the Norfolk Admirals and put up better numbers. Chances are he’s WBS material and this won’t affect our Search for a Winger, but we may see him in the event of injury to other guys throughout the season. He might provide some competitiveness in training camp. A farm-team depth decision more than anything since we might be bringing up someone fresh to center the fourth line (some rumor floating around about moving Malkin to Staal’s wing permanently).
Mostly we just wanted to post this old pic from Tampa’s site because OMG HIS KID IS SO CUTE.
Welcome to the Pens’ organization, love.

We have a special surprise in the works for the coming days/weeks. And as we mentioned there’s a good chance for a PH Road Trip later this summer.


About Zoë

from Fayette County, living in Boston, chronically fussy. Writing about the Penguins, the CWHL/women's hockey, and hockey/sports media criticism.