Pittsburgh Penguins Free Agency: To Sign or Not to Sign?

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Mar 1, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Blake Comeau (17) skates with the puck against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Blake Comeau

Comeau shocked the Pittsburgh Penguins faithful with his very productive season.  He was originally signed to play a bottom-six role, likely on the fourth line.  But, injuries skyrocketed him to Evgeni Malkin’s wing and he stepped up in a big way.

That was until he suffered a broken wrist in December.  After injuring his wrist, it was clear that Comeau’s release was greatly impacted.  He disappeared from the score sheet and eventually found himself back in the bottom-six while the Pittsburgh Penguins struggled to fill that top-six hole.

As far as resigning Blake Comeau, it comes down to one simple question.  How much?

Comeau showed that he could be effective for the Pens.  He was versatile and played well in multiple roles this past season.  If you can scoop him up for $1 million or less, I’d absolutely give him another one-year deal.  However, it isn’t out of the question that someone else will see the potential for a cheap twenty-goal scorer and offer him $1.5 or $2 million if he isn’t locked up by July 1.

At the right price, I’d welcome Comeau back with open arms. If he hits the market and a bidding war begins, let him walk.