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Armstrong signs

Postby letsgopens87 on Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:14 am

Shero also said that restricted free-agent right winger Colby Armstrong accepted the Penguins' qualifying offer yesterday. The two-way contract calls for Armstrong to make a salary of approximately $817,000 in the NHL and $75,000 in the minors.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 62787.html
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Postby Ian on Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:18 am

yes colby is coming back now im waiting around for fleury to sign
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Postby Henry Hank on Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:19 am

Kind of interesting that he settled for a two-way deal, but I'd imagine there's little chance of him playing in the minors again, especially since he'd have to pass through waivers. I don't see him collapsing. He should continue to thrive playing with Crosby.

Good to see he signed easily. From the sounds of it, things with Fleury won't be too rocky. I'm very interested to see what Malone and Orpik end up getting. I guess we'll know pretty soon.
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Postby DrBoni on Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:19 am

Wow...

That's quite a dropoff between the NHL/AHL.

Good news! For once the Trib breaks something new. :roll:
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Postby Jim on Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:01 am

I am surprised. I thought he would try for something like $600K-$750K but on a one-way deal.
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Postby Pitts on Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:13 am

There is very little chance of him being demoted as he should get claimed. Making 800K for a year of hockey is great. If he proves himself with another solid season, he will get his payday. He probably decided to sign because of all the new players coming in recently. Shero keep saying they should be on the top 2 lines, so Colby started sweating...ultimately deciding to just accept the qualifier to make sure he has a shot.
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Postby newarenanow on Fri Jul 21, 2006 10:55 am

DrBoni wrote:Wow...

That's quite a dropoff between the NHL/AHL.

Good news! For once the Trib breaks something new. :roll:


That is. But you know what's funny. Him making that $75K in the minors is far more than what people his age make in the real world. It kind of puts it into perspective how different their lives are compared to an average working person. :)
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Postby The Snapshot on Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:23 am

Colby is now the top story on TSN.com. He bumped Eddie the drunken Goalie from that spot.
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Postby Jim on Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:58 am

Good for Colby. It's good that he got some large scale recognition.
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Colby is a player to build on...

Postby penny lane on Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:56 pm

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 62976.html

Colby Armstrong is a penguin to enjoy. His quote from article :
"I had a lot of fun, and I didn't mind all the attention of playing on his line," Armstrong said Friday. "All the pressure was on him, so I just tried to do whatever I could do to help him get to his goals.

"It was pretty neat to ride his coattails a little bit."

Hey no, not always easy to skate with the most skilled player but
good to hear Colby think it is.

Good luck Colby!
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