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PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: Dave Molinari reports the time is now for the Penguins to win the Stanley Cup, as several players will be free agents this summer and they'll lack the salary cap space to retain them all. The UFAs are "Marian Hossa, Ryan Malone, Jarkko Ruutu, Gary Roberts, Pascal Dupuis, Adam Hall, Georges Laraque, Jeff Taffe and Kris Beech, defensemen Brooks Orpik and Mark Eaton and goalie Ty Conklin" while goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is a restricted free agent who could become the target of an offer sheet if unsigned by July 1st. Even if the Penguins spend up to the rising cap ceiling the new contract for Sidney Crosby kicks in next season plus cap space must be reserved for young stars Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal when their current contracts expire in 2009.
Whats your opinion on the UFA class?