January 19, 2006 |
Pittsburgh Penguin right wing Ziggy Palffy retired Wednesday, leaving the team without its second-leading scorer. Palffy wasn't at a news conference held by General Manager Craig Patrick during the team's practice. Patrick wouldn't comment on a Slovak newspaper report that Palffy retired because of a lingering shoulder injury. "No, I'm not going to talk about our discussion," Patrick said, saying Palffy cited only "personal reasons." Palffy told Patrick of his decision Tuesday.
August 13, 2005
A few weeks ago, Tim Leiweke promised fans that King management would take a different approach with the new salary cap. Yet today we find that the team has signed a concussion-prone center (Jeremy Roenick) to replace their departed concussion-prone center (Jason Allison) and a Slovakian goal scorer (Pavol Demitra) to replace their departed Slovakian goal scorer (Ziggy Palffy). Same old Kings. NICK ROSE Newport Coast
August 7, 2005 |
Ziggy Palffy signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, leaving the Kings without a player who scored 150 goals for them over the last five seasons. Palffy signed a three-year deal worth $13.5 million -- the same contract the Kings gave to Pavol Demitra on Tuesday -- and will join what in recent seasons has been a disheveled franchise prime for relocation. But they've been buoyed by No. 1 draft pick Sidney Crosby and now Palffy and defenseman Sergei Gonchar.
July 31, 2004
I know it has been lost among all the Laker news, but I just wanted to thank King GM Dave Taylor for all his moves over the summer to bolster the offense. OK, so he low-balled top scorer Ziggy Palffy and lost him. And he chose not to re-sign Adam Deadmarsh and Jason Allison and pocketed their $11 million in salaries instead. Forget about the scorers he let go, what about his trades for ... um ... ? Well, who cares about trades, let's talk about the offensive free agents he has signed, starting with ... um ... Do Taylor and AEG mouthpiece Tim Leiweke honestly believe that when a new contract is signed over the summer, goals will no longer be needed to win games?
July 3, 2004 |
A day after saying he probably would not return to the Kings, Ziggy Palffy said Friday he would not take a pay cut to stay with the Kings and that he wanted to play for a contender. "I'm over 30 and I'd like to play for the Stanley Cup," Palffy, 32, told the Slovakian newspaper Pravda. Palffy became an unrestricted free agent Thursday and is seeking a four- or five-year deal for at least $7 million a year. The Kings' largest offer was a three-year, $19.5-million deal.
July 2, 2004 |
Ziggy Palffy broke a months-long silence on his contract negotiations, indicating in brief comments to a Slovakian television station that he probably would not return to the Kings. Palffy, who became an unrestricted free agent Thursday, rejected numerous contract offers from the Kings, including a three-year, $19.5-million deal. The high-scoring right wing made $7 million last season. "I am pretty sure I will not go back," Palffy told TV Markiza.