Friday, September 03, 2010

Pens sign F Mike Comrie

The Pens continued their bargain shopping today by adding Mike Comrie. Comrie signed for one year at a low price of $500,000.

Every article I've seen has noted that Comrie "hasn't score more than 13 goals since 2007-08". This has to be one of the dumbest statements I've seen recently. While it is true factually, it is also true that Comrie played just 43 games last year and managed 13 goals. That puts him at about 25 for a complete season.

Also consider that he's been stuck with some pretty bad teams lately - the Isles and the Oilers (yikes!)

Here's the thing that I'm wondering - who is going to play the right side on the top two lines? All of the potential candidates are left-handed.

Still, it was an excellent signing by Ray Shero. Comrie wants to prove he still has lots of gas in the tank, and the Pens will give him every opportunity to prove it.

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