Latest Penguins/Free Agency Buzz
[Is Olli Maatta still in play for “amateur hour” Avalanche?]
[Daley to land a 4 year deal?]
[Preds eyeing Bonino as long-term Fisher replacement, Habs making big push]
[Multiple Clubs circling on Kulikov, evaluating medicals]
[Did the Penguins reach out to Girardi’s camp?]
— Unless each side is trying to keep things dead quiet for whatever reason, there continues to be no indications the Penguins are pursuing Joe Thornton or are going to be a player for him.
A big time market has evolved for him and teammate Patrick Marleau. If it’s not going to happen in San Jose, some chatter the two would still love to finish their careers together and try to be a packaged deal somewhere else but that would be difficult.
One executive mentioned Toronto as the one team that could potentially pull it off (a destination where both players would go) and go all-in with many of their top young guys still on their rookie deals.
Thornton wants a three year deal but the belief is he’s going to land a 2 year deal in the $6.5 million per range if he decides to leave San Jose.
There’s a lot of contenders willing to gamble on him for two years.
— Nick Bonino and Chris Kunitz are not the only Penguins off a back-to-back Stanley Cup champion in high command.
Defenseman Trevor Daley is a popular person on the market.
A wide range of teams (10) have reached out to Daley since the free agency window opened with the Sabres, Red Wings, Devils, Maple Leafs Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"