GLENCROSS ON THE MOVE?
New GM, same targets?
That’s been the case of late on a number of current targets to surface from Daniel Winnik, a target for several season by former GM Ray Shero.
One player the organization has been high on for years is Flames winger Curtis Glencross. Pittsburgh aggressively tried to trade for Glencross in 2011 and again in 2013.
Per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the clock is ticking on Glencross who could be moved despite the Flames playoff push. He is in the last year of his contract with a $2.5 million cap hit and has a no trade clause. Glencross is having a down season with 8 goals and 26 points in 48 games.
Friedman lists Pittsburgh, Boston, Winnipeg, Tampa Bay among the teams that have been sniffing around Glencross this season.
Among the Penguins top forward targets, Daniel Winnik ($1.1 million), Jiri Tlusty ($2.9 million), both have cap hits under $3 million. Glencross fits the bill where the Penguins could find a way to make the numbers work.
Is there renewed interest in Glencross? Unclear but is a name to watch based on the Penguins interest throughout the past several seasons, including this year.
Glencross physical play and secondary scoring has long been attractive to Penguin officials.