Free Agency Tidbits
-- No developments on the Jaromir Jagr front this weekend as Jagr's agent Petr Svoboda opted to stay back in Czech Republic. Where are things as of today?
The Penguins continue to show interest and discussions between the two sides will pick back up in the next couple days.
The Penguins are expected to make an attempt to sign Jagr but there continues to be no indications that the Penguins are willing to spend much for Jagr. The money factor still looms and is still an obstacle.
Also, despite multiple conversations, the Penguins still don't have a good feeling on what Jagr's true desire is when it comes to an NHL return. They hope to get a better idea in the coming days.
Meanwhile, a lot of chatter coming out of the draft is the Red Wings believe Jagr wants to play for Pittsburgh.
Movement soon either way on Rupp, Dupuis
-- Penguins GM Ray Shero did not leave the draft with new contracts finalized with any of the Penguins free agents to be. However, we should see movement on at least one front and maybe two within the next 48 to 72 hours.
-- The Penguins late this week are said to have made revised offers to both Mike Rupp and Pascal Dupuis. Things are said to be at the stage from the Penguins end where they won't be moving off their latest proposed numbers.