SUTER HAS HUGE IMPACT ON MARTIN'S FUTURE IN PIT
The Pittsburgh Penguins held multiple trade discussions with teams over the weekend about 31 year old defenseman Paul Martin, the team's highest paid defender who carries a $5 million cap hit and has $14 million left on the remaining three years of his contract. Among two of the teams Pittsburgh had talks with during draft weekend included the Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning, sources confirmed.
Despite gauging the trade market for Martin, Pittsburgh is not prepared to move Martin just yet and are comfortable to hold onto to him. However, there's a reason Pittsburgh has decided to establish trade talks for Martin and Martin's future in Pittsburgh is expected to be dictated by whether the Penguins add a No. 1, No. 2 pairing defenseman or not in the next 7-10 days.