Several Different Options at Play
The Pittsburgh Penguins went into the weekend not close to a new deal with Tyler Kennedy but some developments this week were positive, sources say, as talks are on-going and discussions are said to be respectful from both sides.
While talks have centered around a two and three year deal, could a one year deal be in play with an agreement from both sides to discuss a long-term extension at somepoint next season?
That’s something the Penguins are said to have significant interest in, if there’s no progress towards a multi-year deal in the next 7-to-10 days.
However, for a one year deal to work, Pittsburgh is going to have to step up to the plate with an offer of $2 to $2.25 million per season.
With a weak winger market, I get the sense Pittsburgh would be willing go that high on a base salary for a one year deal
On a multi-year deal, there is more risk in giving Kennedy in excess of $2 million per season.