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Penguins Update: Oops…Not So Fast

About two weeks ago I wrote an article singing GM Ron Hextall’s praises.

I opined that he was doing a masterful job of navigating the free-agent minefield, all the while serving several different masters. And he has. Indeed, securing the services of Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, Bryan Rust, Rickard Rakell and Casey DeSmith with only slight bump up in combined salary ($1.7 million) required a remarkable sangfroid not to mention nerves of steel.

I’m still high on Hextall’s performance…for the most part.

With the majority of his off-season course run, GMRH appears to have let up just before the finish line.