Blues and Pietrangelo extension talks break off
- Darren Dreger: Spoke with Pietrangelo who said that contract talks for both sides didn’t go the way they were hoping. Unless something changes, it’s in the best interest of both sides to see what free agency offers.
- Pierre LeBrun: Things can always change, but sources are saying the same thing.
Jeremy Rutherford: Pietrangelo said he believes he’s headed to free agency but hasn’t ruled out doing a deal with the Blues.
Jeremy Rutherford: The Blues current offer to Pietrangelo is $7.7 million but Pietrangelo doesn’t know the structure of the deal, they just asked him to accept the AAV.
Andy Strickland: Had heard that Pietrangelo had come in as high as $9.25 million. The Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi’s $9.059 million with $34 million in signing bonuses over the first four years.
Pierre LeBrun: One thing to watch is the Blues trading the rights to Pietrangelo before free agency opens on October 9th. What draft pick would it take?
Penguins extend McCann
Elliotte Friedman: McCann will get $2.5 million in the first year and $3.38 million in the second year.
“Jared is a good offensive player who can play center or wing,” said Rutherford. “We saw improvement in his play this year and feel that there is more upside to his game.”
Capitals re-sign Sprong
Avalanche sign O’Connor
Adrian Dater: In the first year O’Connor will get $700,000 in the NHL and $200,000 in the minors. The second year of the deal is a one-way contract at $750,000.