2013 NHL Free Agency: Tempting Players Pittsburgh Penguins Must Avoid

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2013 NHL Free Agency: Tempting Players Pittsburgh Penguins Must Avoid
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Penguins GM Ray Shero

As the NHL's annual free-agent frenzy kicks off, the Pittsburgh Penguins figure to be one of the less-involved teams.

While the Pens have been an active team in free agency in recent years by acquiring key players such as Sergei Gonchar (2005), Petr Sykora (2007), Matt Cooke (2008) and Paul Martin (2010), this year figures to be less eventful.

Barring a trade, the Pens will only have a little more than $4 million in cap space remaining. Given Pens general manager Ray Shero's tendency to set aside around $1 million of cap space to acquire a player during the season, that would leave the Pens with just around $3 million set aside for free agency.

With that in mind, let's look at four players who the Pens should not pursue.

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