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Insider Only Industry chatter on what the Penguins are seeking from ‘specific’ teams in talks for Ian Cole

While the Penguins are trying to downplay the Ian Cole rumors, the Penguins have had trade inquires with a sizeable group of teams and the Ian Cole camp remains in discussions with other clubs to potentially facilitate a deal and a possible extension:

Therefore, the rumors are not going away anytime soon.

Here’s the Latest Industry Chatter on a notable group of teams involved and names Penguins are and would likely seek in a deal:

Colorado Avalanche

A league source says the Ian Cole camp has had had deep talks with the Colorado Avalanche (there’s a strong relationship between the Avs brass and Cole’s agency) in the past 48 hours about Cole and it’s one potential destination that could be a sign and trade scenario for Cole.

Interest from Colorado in trading for Cole and signing him long-term is significant.

However, is there a trade match for Pittsburgh?

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Edmonton Oilers

One NHL source called Edmonton’s interest in Cole as ‘sky high’.

As much as Peter Chiarelli gets criticized for being a terrible GM, he’s not trading Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for Ian Cole.

Would Edmonton part with Ryan Strome or Mark Letestu for Cole?

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Toronto Maple Leafs

Per a league source, two names Pittsburgh has asked about in any trade talks with the Leafs in recent months when it comes to Toronto’s interest in a particular Penguins player:

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Other Teams Out there Getting some play:

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