Tanguay has offers under $2 million per season?
Former Montreal Canadiens winger Alex Tanguay is the most prominent winger on the free agent market. It is almost August 1st and Tanguay remains unsigned.
It’s not because of the lack of interest; it’s the amount of money being offered.
The Ottawa Sun reports Tanguay’s highest offer is $1.2 million per season. While we can’t confirm his highest offer is that low, there has been talk that he has offers under $2 million per season, possibly in the Ruslan Fedotenko range ($1.8 million)
Tanguay, 29, made $5.375 million last season and scored 16 goals in 50 games.
He has struggled to stay healthy which has played a factor in Tanguay not receiving the amount of money that he wants and obviously economics are playing an issue.
At age 29, Tanguay is still in his prime.
A talent evaluator tells me “Pittsburgh would be the perfect fit for Alex. His stock is at a career low and give him the opportunity to play with Malkin and Sid for a year, he’s back to being a $4 million dollar winger next summer.”
Pittsburgh is keeping things very close to the vest, if they are in fact interested in Tanguay or exploring the possibility.
There has been no indications from league sources or team sources that Pittsburgh is in on Tanguay.
Regarding the possibility of Pittsburgh being a potential suitor, Tanguay’s agent told Inside Pittsburgh Sports via email, In talks with 4 teams.” and would not elaborate on who the suitors are.
In league circles, Tampa Bay and Phoenix are regarded as the two favorites to land Tanguay.
Contrary to internet reports, the Florida Panthers are not interested.