Blackhawks get Hossa and Madden - that's quite a haul. Too bad Detroit.
Shero doesn't fear change for Pens
Six players under contract to the Penguins before noon yesterday remained on the market, and only Scuderi, Fedotenko and winger Petr Sykora, 32, were on Shero's radar.
All are seeking multi-year deals, though Sykora, who scored 52 goals over the past two seasons, may consider returning on a one-year deal with a no-movement clause.
Scuderi and Fedotenko, both 30, are seeking term beyond two years, and Shero would need to move players to create cap space for next season and future campaigns.
Regarding that likelihood, Shero said last night that "nothing's really going on."
He also shrugged off suggestions that $1,585,000 annually was too costly for the services of Rupp and winger Eric Godard, who has two years remaining on a contract that counts $750,000 against the cap.
Unrestricted FA update
Beat reporter Rob Rossi gives the lowdown on activity between the Penguins and their players that became unrestricted free agents Wednesday:
LW Ruslan Fedotenko: Term continues to be sticking point in talks with Penguins.
D Rob Scuderi: Was mulling offers last night; planned to talk with Penguins one final time.
RW Petr Sykora: Return remains under consideration.
D Hal Gill: Signed with Montreal (two years, $4.5 million).
G Mathieu Garon: Signed with Columbus (two years, $2.4 million).
C Mike Zigomanis: No plans to bring him back.
RW Miroslav Satan: No plans to bring him back.
D Philippe Boucher: No plans to bring him back.