Tampa Bay Lightning forward Marty St. Louis has been among a group of forwards that has been on the Penguins radar since Lightning GM Brian Lawton began exploring the market for St. Louis in November.
Talks between the two teams went from intensifying in early February to being dead less than 10 days ago when Lightning GM Brian Lawton broke off talks because the Penguins won’t include Jordan Staal in a deal for St. Louis under any circumstances.
With the trade deadline 6 days away, has there been a renewed interest from both sides to re-start talks?¬† Inside Pittsburgh Sports reports the latest.
Last night RDS.Ca, who cited two sources, reported the Penguins would like to get their hands on St. Louis. The report seemed to indicate that talks are on-going but currently there has been minimal talks within the past 10 days according to multiple sources
Marty St. Louis is still on the Penguins radar but Lightning GM Brian Lawton holds all the cards in the Penguins pursuit of St. Louis. He’s the one who broke off talks in mid February and until he comes down on his asking price, talks are going to be where they are right now — at a stalemate
As mentioned in previous posts over the past month, the Lightning have been scouting Ryan Whitney, Max Talbot along with Dustin Jeffrey and Alex Goligoski from the AHL. All four players would not be involved in any deal for St. Louis.
Will have a live practice update around 11:30 when the Penguins take the ice
Also there’s some talk going around that the Penguins and Petr Sykora have bridged the gap in contract negotiations.¬†I have placed call to Sykora’s agent Allan Walsh. Hopefully I’ll hear back from him within the next day or so.