Steve Yzerman admits that July 1 is a difficult day for general managers. They know they will have to overpay — in money and in years — to land free agents. The veteran GM and Hall of Fame player said the sting is worse in years like this one, when "there aren't a lot of players out there."
As Saturday's opening of the free-agent signing period draws near, it seems clear the Penguins will need to add at least one NHL-caliber defenseman to the organization's depth chart in the near future. Trevor Daley, Ron Hainsey and Mark Streit are hitting unrestricted free agency. There probably
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