Letang could get done but Malkin and Pens are not close
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: Teams are thinking the Pittsburgh Penguins will be able to extend defenseman Kris Letang. One executive said that he can see the Penguins going more than they’d like to, to get it done.
Keep hearing that the Penguins and Evgeni Malkin are not close but will the July 13th deadline bring them closer?
Marc-Andre Fleury is still undecided on his future. Have wondered about a Fleury-Tristan Jarry tandem.
The number has to be right for the Penguins
Dave Molinari of Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ron Hextall has said that he’s like to keep both Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang but it would have to be a number that would allow them to round out a Stanley Cup contending roster.
Hextall shouldn’t pay attention to what the public wants but build the best roster he can.
The Penguins aren’t the only team that are faced with some tough decisions based on their cap situation. The Tampa Bay Lightning, Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights are among the teams with issues.
Five potential trade targets for the Penguins
Trading for a second-line center, someone like Logan Couture, may not be cheap either. A look at some potential trade targets.