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Bruins Sign Benoit Pouliot

The Boston Bruins lost a former Montreal Canadien when Michael Ryder departed for Dallas on a two-year deal worth $7 million. 

Minutes later, they gained a former Montreal Canadien, signing former Hab Benoit Pouliot to a one-year, $1.1 million deal. 

Details of the deal (like whether or not Pouliot's guaranteed a roster spot) are still emerging, but if Pouliot's able to perform to the best of his ability (he was the fourth overall pick in 2005, by the Minnesota Wild), he'll be a great addition to the team. 

In 79 games last season, Pouliot put up 13-17=30 totals, but worked his way into the Montreal doghouse by the end of the season. 

In a market where teams are overpaying out the ears for less-than-proven talent in long-term deals, the Bruins are getting a steal with Pouliot. If he struggles to perform, it'll be easy for the team to just let him go, but if he does well, they're getting a huge steal.