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Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby pittsports87 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:16 pm

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?i ... t-penguins

Rico Fata and Alexei Morozov cannot be far behind.

He is going to be immediately placed on waivers and sent to WBS, guess they signed him so they could call him up if needed.
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby steelershark on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:20 pm

Wow, first Eaton now this. Veteran leadership. lol
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby The Snapshot on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:22 pm

Haven't bothered to watch him for some time, but he is another depth guy at WBS that could exist for a while in a 4th line role here if injuries hit.

Nothing much to see here.
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby penny lane on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:23 pm

hold on to your purses
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby columbia on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:25 pm

I assume that this will please canaan?
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:25 pm

That cap space is rapidly dwindling. :pop:
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby mikey287 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:27 pm

Old TK, meets new TK...which one will Bylsma play more?

Spoiler:
Third line: Kostopoulos-Kennedy-Engelland


Spoiler:
Despres is scratched.
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby Defence21 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:30 pm

The Snapshot wrote:Haven't bothered to watch him for some time, but he is another depth guy at WBS that could exist for a while in a 4th line role here if injuries hit.

Nothing much to see here.

Yeah, I think this is one of those signings that will result in a call-up before the trade deadline when rosters are unlimited. It makes a lot of sense to me to have NHL-experienced depth heading into the playoffs when players can drop like flies.
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:34 pm

Molinari says they'll be putting him on waivers immediately.
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby Gaucho on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:35 pm

I'm appalled at the lack of overreaction so far.
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby Defence21 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:36 pm

MRandall25 wrote:Molinari says they'll be putting him on waivers immediately.

Which is why OP made sure to clarify that :wink:
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby Beveridge on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:36 pm

You guys dropped the ball.

You could have said I heard he's going to be kept on roster instead of bringing Beau back up.

Then we would have meltdown city by everyone who reads anything on these boards as 100% fact and leaves thinking at the door.
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:39 pm

Defence21 wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:Molinari says they'll be putting him on waivers immediately.

Which is why OP made sure to clarify that :wink:


Just repeating because it looked like some missed it :wink:
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby SolidSnake on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:41 pm

Nobody will claim him, he will be good for the Flyers game
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby Beveridge on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:42 pm

SolidSnake wrote:Nobody will claim him, he will be good for the Flyers game


:fist:
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby Gaucho on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:43 pm

I heard he's going to be kept on roster instead of bringing Beau back up.
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:43 pm

SolidSnake wrote:Nobody will claim him, he will be good for the Flyers game

The Baby Pens are playing the Flyers?
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby The Snapshot on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:46 pm

Gaucho wrote:I heard he's going to be kept on roster instead of bringing Beau back up.


I heard a rumor from one of my inside sources that says they are coverting him to D and trading Despres and Morrow for RJ Umburger.
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby pittsports87 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:47 pm

Obviously he is signed because we are trading Kennedy for Iginla and still need to have 1 TK on the team.
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby canaan on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:52 pm

columbia wrote:I assume that this will please canaan?

this pleases me greatly.

put him on the first line with sid. no need for another wing.

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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby helmespc on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:52 pm

Hold on to your purses!
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby mikey287 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:04 pm

He's on waivers, of course. On the way back down...

Boychuk claimed by Nashville, frees up a contract spot.
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby CERV96 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:18 pm

Let's sign some more old garbage!
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby Defence21 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:21 pm

CERV96 wrote:Let's sign some more old garbage!

Not sure what's so bad about this signing? He's on waivers, meaning he'll either be claimed by another team or will join the WBS Penguins. At worst, he's a post-trade deadline callup when rosters are unlimited. It never hurts to have NHL experienced depth to rely on in case of injuries in the playoffs.
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Re: Penguins Sign Forward Tom Kostopoulos to 1 year contract

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:23 pm

Saw someone in the Twittersphere (possibly netwolf or Stoosh) mention that he could be signed to put some of the 4th line guys on the hot seat in hopes of elevating their play.
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