The Pittsburgh Penguins have informed other NHL clubs in the past 24 hours they intend to trade defenseman Ian Cole and expect to do so this week, league sources tell TIOPS.
Cole who was made a healthy scratch on Friday and Saturday in what was initially a coaches decision, has made his intentions known to Penguins management through his representation on Sunday that the defenseman in a contract year wants to be [hide] traded, two NHL sources say.
Cole being a healthy scratch over the weekend prompted multiple pre-cursory trade calls and trade talks have intensified over the last 12 hours. [/hide]
In fact, trade talks have reached such serious stages with at least two interested clubs that Cole and his reps are engaged in extension talks To read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”!
I think this is a mistake but gm jr has been pretty good so far
Seems like his hands are tied, I am not sure if it’s just Cole being unhappy with coaching, vice versa or him simply trying to cash in on being a top 6 D man for a B2B cup winner but regardless of the outcome JR cannot be faulted. Unless he gets raked over the coles (get it) here! Its going to be a bit of a domino. Ruhwedels emergence helps take some sting off this move but ultimately it kind of opens another hole while filling one. Best case they package a winger like Hags to fill the 3C and… Read more »
Thanks for the thumbs down Sam.
You mean to tell me Letang’s game has graded out higher than Cole’s most nights? How’s Letang not a healthy scratch this year?
Keep Cole. Trade Letang.
Try moving that contract hotshot
The Habs would take him. He’s a Frog, so that checks all the boxes for those morons.