Love how my post was cut short to just to explain Iggy/Crosby points and not what I said afterwards. I get what you mean Ian but I don't think people really went back and read what else I said.
Back on the subject at hand: I think the only thing that benefits the Pens is that Dupuis will be able to test the market for 2 days without even being a free agent yet. He can see what his market value actually is before July 5. If it gets to July 5 the Pens offer will only be on the table for so long before Shero pulls it. He played that game with Hossa and lost out(even though it may have been the best thing that happened to the team).