'Things have worked out well for Barnes since the Penguins dealt him to Buffalo on March 11, 1999, in exchange for Matthew Barnaby. Barnes scored a career-best 30 goals with the Penguins in 1997-98, mostly playing alongside Jaromir Jagr. But he was benched toward the end of his tenure in Pittsburgh. Too small, they said. Not gritty enough.'
Hearty Stu spoiling Penguins' fun
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