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Penguins Make Play For Dan Hamhuis

The Penguins acquired Dan Hamhuis’ negotiation rights from Philadelphia on Friday for a third round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

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The 27-year-old Hamhuis is one of the youngest and most talented defensemen heading to the open market this offseason and the Penguins are making a clear play to tie him up before he hits the open waters of free agency.

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The overtures towards Hamhuis seem to be another nail in the coffin of Sergei Gonchar’s time as a Penguin.

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