Notes on some pending unlimited totally free representatives
Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic: Have been informed that Pittsburgh Penguins and pending UFA defenseman Kris Letang’s representatives had actually spoken over the offseason which an agreement extension is not impending. The Penguins worth what he’s provided for the company however they don’t wish to pay too much for that with concerns to term. A short-term offer from the Penguins’ side of things makes good sense. Letang might wish to wait and see how things play out.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have the ability to use an eight-year agreement, and althought there was a number of $9 million (plus) UFA defenseman finalizings this offseason, Morgan Rielly might still remain in the $8 million variety. The Leafs would require to find out a method to make the cap struck work.
Have been informed that Dallas Stars and John Klingberg have actually had excellent agreement talks this previous offseason. Think an offer might get carried out in December or January as the sides narrow the space.
Have been informed there hadn’t been much talks in between the Penguins and Evgeni Malkin this offseason. Believe that will come later on this season or after, as getting healthy has actually been his primary focus.
If Patrice Bergeron wishes to continue playing hockey, the Boston Bruins will get it done. Believe that Bergeron wishes to playout the year and see how he feels.
Bergevin’s last season with the Canadiens?
TSN: Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin is going into the last year of his agreement and the Canadiens revealed that his circumstance won’t be attended to up until after this season. Pierre LeBrun on the PR announement.
“So checked out into that that it appears Geoff Molson is shelving talks with Marc Bergevin up until after the season. And check out into that, a minimum of I do, that there’s a higher opportunity than not now that Marc Bergevin is not the GM of this group after this season. I’m not stating that 100 percent due to the fact that definitely there might be a point this season where Geoff Molson chooses to put a brand-new deal in front of Marc Bergevin and he does extend him.
But the reality that they spoke last January about his future which there was a deal made in July that didn’t produce a contract and the reality that Bergevin is now beginning the season as a lame duck GM enhances the possibilities of him not being GM after this year rather than signing an extension. Not over yet, however that’s where it is right now. That’s what I check out into it.”