Penguins coach wants Jakob Chychrun?
Two sources are saying Arizona Coyotes asked for the Penguins 2025 and 2026 first-round picks in a package but Hextall balked at the idea.
The sources said that Hextall doesn’t want to trade any future first-round picks at the deadline.
- Pierre LeBrun: Have been hearing that the Penguins have spoken with the Arizona Coyotes on multiple occasions.
Chychrun would fit nicely beside Kris Letang. He carries a $4.6 million cap hit for two more seasons. The Penguins would need the Coyotes to retain salary, send a salary back or find another way to move salary.
Adam Gretz: “At this point I fully understand not wanting to trade future picks for a rental for this team, but Chychrun is the exact type of player that would be perfect to deal for. He is still in his prime, he is signed long-term at a crazy cheap rate for what he provides.”
Kasperi Kapanen to waivers
Pittsburgh Penguins: Coach Mike Sullivan on Kasperi Kapanen being put on waivers: “When a team doesn’t live up to expectations, change is inevitable – that’s part of it. Kappy is a really talented player. To a certain extent, it’s on all of us because we didn’t find a way to maximize his potential.”
Jay Zawaski: Sources say that if the Pittsburgh Penguins were to offer the Chicago Blackhawks a Nikita Zaitsev-type offer for Kasperi Kapanen, they take him off their hands. The Penguins are needing some cap flexibility this year and next.
Kapanen has 1 year remaining @ $3.2M Cap Hit. If clears waivers & sent down, #LetsGoPens save $1.125M of cap hit.
To activate Rutta from LTIR, they need to clear $1.44M, so they would need to send 1 additional player down if Kapanen clears & sent downhttps://t.co/UXcXzCIfCt https://t.co/ztnflx5TvP pic.twitter.com/fDLguHmjvN
— PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) February 24, 2023
Finally at home. As you already know, Kasperi Kapanen from the Pittsburgh Penguins has been placed on waivers. As some fans said, he’s not a TOP6 winger and he’s also terrible defensively. Hard to find good place in the line-up for this player. pic.twitter.com/7wfw3wwqGI
— Andy & Rono (@ARHockeyStats) February 24, 2023