Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sykora's Contract Talks Hit Snag / Contract Talks with Gonchar Begin

Sources of KDKA's Pittsburgh Sports Inside are saying that negotiations with Petr Sykora and his agent are at a stand-still and it doesn't look good for the Penguins signing him before the end of this season. [THIS SUCKS - can we really afford to lose Sykie with how well he and Malkin play together?!!]
That was a factor and will continue to be a factor in Shero's attempts to acquire a top 6 forward. Now that the team has traded for a winger for Sid (Chris Kunitz), if Sykora leaves, that will be Shero's next order of business.
According to KDKA's Pittsburgh Sports Insider, the Penguins are talking with Gonchar regarding an extension (Hallelujah!)!!! Gonchar is signed with Pittsburgh through the 2009-2010 season when he will become unrestricted free agent.
The team's struggles without him to start the season are a major factor in this
decision by GM Ray Shero and ownership.
[one of the smarter things Shero is thinking since this whole Hossa / Therrien fiasco]

2 comments:

Life_As_A_Redhead said...

2 key elements.

We have to hope for the best.

I'm glad they're addressing these, now rather than later, though.

Procrastination makes me nervous.

Molly said...

we kinda need to resign skyo.
he's amazing.