NHL Rumors III: Penguins, Avalanche and Jets

  • Will DePaoli of Inside Pittsburgh Sports: Source saying it’s the Penguins intentions to keep Rob Scuderi. They haven’t been actively been shopping him. The Penguins haven’t approached Scuderi about waiving his modified no-trade clause. Scuderi can block trades to 15 teams.

    The Penguins have made a two-year offer to RFA Nick Spaling, who has an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 31st. Spaling is looking for at least $2.5 million a season.

    Brandon Sutter is a year away from unrestricted free agency. The Penguins have given Sutter three different offers (short and long-term) over the past 10 to 14 days.

  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: It’s looking like the Avs and Ryan O’Reilly will be headed to arbitration next Wednesday. O’Reilly gets to pick if he wants a one or two year deal, and he has to do this before the judgement is given. Dater thinks it could end up being close to $6 million a season. If it’s only a one-year deal, it may be harder the Avs to get full trade value for him if they decide to move him afterwards.
  • Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: The Jets have been looking to add another forward, with one being Lee Stempniak (signed this morning by the Rangers). They could also look at David Booth or Daniel Winnik. They still haven’t reached out to Michael Del Zotto. Michael Frolik has an arbitration hearing set for July 31st. Wiebe thinks a four-year deal worth between $12 and $14 million should work for both sides.