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Pens ink Steve Downie to 1-year deal

Look, Steve Downie is crazy. But when dialed in he is a perfect bottom-6 guy. This is another move that makes the Penguins better.
Rick Tocchet, now an assistant with the Penguins, turned Downie into a 20-goal in Tampa, and probably turned his career around.

Risk: Downie is known to take terrible penalties, probably can get out of control.

Reward: If deployed in the right situation, Downie can be effective, and tough to play against. The Penguins got him at one million for one year. He’s so much better of an option than Tanner Glass, it isn’t even close. Another solid move.

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