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Are the Penguins listening to offers for Jordan Staal? A Eastern Conference team has interest in Paul Bissonnette and it is likely that Daryl Sydor will remain with the Penguins for the time being.

The Florida Panthers, Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs would love to make a play for Penguins forward Jordan Staal but despite pressure from ownership to add better wingers Shero is not taking offers for Staal. Shero wants to see how Staal performs at wing and will stand pat until at least December before exploring his options. The vibe I’m getting is Shero doesn’t feel the lack of elite wingers is such a problem that others inside and outside the organization may feel.
The Penguins don’t have any options at this moment to move Daryl Sydor. The LA Kings who nearly made a play for Sydor during the summer have moved on. The Islanders have expressed mild interest in Sydor but a source doesn’t expect the Islanders move on Sydor even for a late round pick. The Penguins are out of options right now
For the time being a minor move for a veteran player such as Glen Murray could be the Penguins next move. Internally the Penguins have discussed such a move but the growing concensus is the Penguins prefer to bring Murray in on a tryout, which is a issue because Murray has turned down such offers from Ottawa, Phoenix and Carolina. It’s going to take a guaranteed contract
Nothing new on Brendan Shanahan
The Toronto Maple Leafs have expressed a interest in Paul Bissonnette
The demotion of Jeff Taffe had little to do with his subpar play in the season opener. It came down to needing a RH for penalty kill faceoffs.
The Penguins promised to send Kris Beech through re-entry waivers to give him an opportunity to get grabbed, but after failing to report no NHL team would touch him.

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