Latest Penguins Rumors: On Cooke, Niskanen & Scuderi

 

LATEST PENGUINS RUMORS As Dave Molinari of the Post-Gazette points out, Matt Cooke’s return to Pittsburgh is looking less likely. The word I’ve gotten from the Cooke camp all week has been that talks are stagnant and there’s been no movement towards a new deal. Early last week sources said Pittsburgh offered Cooke a 2 year, $2.5 million deal with an AAV of $1.25 million. It was declined and Cooke countered with two proposals I’m told, a three year deal and a two year deal with an AAV of close to $2 million. If Cooke wants to return, it’s going to be on the Penguins terms at the salary he made last season which was $1.25 million, not what his cap hit was ($1.8 million) Eric Nystrom and Matt Hendricks top the Penguins wishlist of Matt Cooke replacements but there is considerable interest around the league for both. Both appearRead More »