Fleury and Malone signed!

The Pittsburgh Penguins website is reporting that Marc-Andre Fleury has signed with the team. Fleury signed a two-year contract, but financial terms were not disclosed on the website. The NHLPA website has yet to post what his salary for this year will be.

The NHLPA website is also reporting that Ryan Malone is under contract for this season for $1.3M.

I have not seen media reports on either one of these signings, perhaps more details will follow on Fleury’s salary and average towards the cap, and Malone’s length of contract, and average towards the cap.

27 Responses to Fleury and Malone signed!

  1. PensinWpg says:

    Now we just wait for the news of Malkin’s signing.

    Malone was awarded a $2.75 two-year deal through arbitration about two weeks back.

  2. PensinWpg says:

    or was that just a dream? fuzzy…

  3. kamullia says:

    The fact that he was given an award in arbitration, does not stop Malone and the Penguins to agreeing to another contract altogether. The Penguins had until after the Moore decision was given (around this date 8/5) to sign Malone, but Moore settled before Aug 2, the day of the arbitration.

    My guess is that they signed him to the award, which must break down to $1.3M for this year and $1.45M for the next season.

    However, it is entirely possible they signed him to a longer term and/or to a different amount.

  4. PensinWpg says:

    Yep, your breakdown is correct, 1.3 and 1.45 I saw on the Pens site when looking for the arbitration award news, it however diappeared when i tried to find it again hence the dream comment…weird day I’m having.

  5. PensinWpg says:

    Yep, your breakdown is correct, 1.3 and 1.45 I saw on the Pens site when looking for the arbitration award news, it however diappeared when i tried to find it again hence the dream comment…weird day I’m having.

    TSN’s site indicates the arbitration award was accepted

  6. BruMagnus says:

    Are you messing yourself up?

  7. CrosbyMalkin66 says:

    I personally feel that Fluery is going to turn himself into one of the best goalies in the league really soon. What he has that other goalies seem to not possess as well as him is his speed. He moves pipe to pipe quicker than any goalie I have seen and the quickness of the game should actually benefit him as a goalie

  8. PensinWpg says:

    Hehe, I’m messed up alright…

  9. PensinWpg says:

    I could not agree with you more. For whatever reason he reminds me of Belfour.

  10. pensfan29 says:

    Im a bit miffed by them only signing marc to a two year deal, I spoke to him while I was obtaining his autograph towards the end of the season outside mellon arena and he said he was looking into possibly a four or five year deal, but since then Caraig Patrick is gone, Shero just wants to make him prove himself even more I guess.

    Go Pens

    Marc-Andre Fleury is the man!!!

  11. PensinWpg says:

    The next two years he should be able to prove his potential, or not. He will certainly be rewarded very well if he lives up to this potential. The D in front of him being much more solid and well rounded this coming season will not be the reason it has been if he doesn’t keep the puck out of the net. (I doubt even Brodeur or Roy in their prime would have done well the past few years with the Pens) Now is the time to prove what he can become.

    If he proves his worth this year, don’t be surprised at a lengthy extension before his contract runs out.

  12. J_Retz says:

    Fleury should be signed 2 years tops for the rest of his career. The pens should have bothered to look at my mock draft where I picked Eric Staal as #1, MAF wasn’t even a top 3 prospect. Too bad the canadian media for some strange reason jumped on his johnsonville brats it could have saved the pens the headache they’re about to go through for the next few years. It already showed how one of the top 5 point scorers in the entire nhl (crosby) can’t even make the team improve from last season’s showing.

  13. CrosbyMalkin66 says:

    Ok Mel Kipper Junior… i just talked to the Ken Sawyer and they are gonna call ya up next year and let u make the pick becuase u obviously the NHL Draft master

  14. pensfan29 says:

    crosbymalkin u are the man! I love when you defend the pens cuz im with u there! Pens made the right choice, they were rebuilding and the best way to do that is from the back and up! Yeah Mel Kiper Jr over here needs to maybe become a fan of a team and realize what they are trying to do be4 he can make any comments so till then keep ur effin mouth shut

  15. pensfan29 says:

    easy to say 3 years after the fact that you would have had staal #1… who was 2 and 3?? horton and zherdev???

  16. Waffles says:

    Great move by the Penguins to re-uo Fleury. He’s definitely the fastest goalie in the league, it’s not even sensible how quick he is. For 2.59 for 2 years, he’s a steal.

  17. bleed_penguins says:

    How can you compare a forward to a goalie? Everyone knows goalies are far more fragile and take much more work to become a premier player. MAF showed flashes of absolute brilliance this year and if he works on his consistancy and ability to come through in the clutch then he is going to fill his mantle with Vezinas for years to come.

  18. CrosbyMalkin66 says:

    Thanks man

    I need someone on here to get my back becuase people are starting to hate me because i am very passionate about the penguins i am so glad someone is actaully with me for once…

  19. PensinWpg says:

    I have your back, no worries.

  20. PensinWpg says:

    Btw, who is Mel Kipper Jr? And on that note, who is Mel Kipper to have such clown of a son pretending to be a know-it-all on hockey???

  21. PensinWpg says:

    Exactly, look at the 3 top goalies of recent history. Roy and Brodeur were around the 22/23 yr old mark before they started to shine, Belfour was mid 20’s. And all had a several yrs experience prior to build up to their form.

  22. CrosbyMalkin66 says:

    He is the NFL draft know it all… he is who they bring in in any drafting situation

  23. PensinWpg says:

    Alright nevermind, he’s the NFL draft commentary ass-clown that no one respects…and this guy with his mock NHL draft…

    Perhaps tomorrow I will be more coherent.

  24. kamullia says:

    For many reasons, and I will not get into them because it was truly many, I was expecting a longer deal myself.

    In all honesty, Fleury got the deal he deserved. This is the kind of deal that any young but promising goaltender, who has yet to show he is firmly a solid performer, should get. This deal will also work as an incentive for Fleury to strive to higher performances. This is because if he stalls in his development, his next deal will be very similar and thoughts of him being no more than a backup might begin to surface. On the other hand, if he succeeds during this term, his next paycheck and deal will be much more lucrative, so this could be in Fleury’s best interest.

    This also presents a potential problem for the Penguins and Shero who in two years could see the team’s payroll balloon with Fleury, Crosby, and Malone (if he improves and is still with the team) all needing contracts. The good news is that the Penguins are (and will be barring a blockbuster trade) at the very bottom of the cap in spending for this year, barely inching into the $28M. Therefore they should be able to easily handle the increase (if a new arena in Pittsburgh is in place, or if they have moved somewhere more profitable).

  25. kamullia says:

    Would you please elaborate? I do not understand how “the quickness of the game” (which I assume you mean by the new speed of the NHL with the change of rules) benefits any goaltender.

    Otherwise, I agree with everything else you pointed out.

  26. CrosbyMalkin says:

    Yeah, I agree with I think it was pensinwpg. The greatest goalies of all time would have lost just as many games playing for Pens last year with the defence corp. that the pens had in front of Marc. The defence was probably the worst I have ever seen it for the Pens and I have watched the Pens since 1990. I like some of the defensive signings that they made this year and it was good to Gonchar come back to his old form towards the end of the season. (and before people start calling me an idiot about the Gonchar comment just remember that last year, with the Pens by the way, he had on of his most point productive years of his career. Don’t believe me? Look it up. It’s true, It’s true, It’s damn true. LOL……sorry I couldn’t resist). Hopefully the defensive group they have this year wiil step it up and Marc won’t have to face 50-60 shots a night. I don’t care what goaltender you are, when you face that many shots a night, Your going to lose.

    Go PENS

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