Anaheim Ducks Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres Calgary Flames Carolina Hurricanes Chicago Blackhawks Colorado Avalanche Columbus Blue Jackets Dallas Stars Detroit Red Wings Edmonton Oilers Florida Panthers Los Angeles Kings Minnesota Wild Montreal Canadiens Nashville Predators New Jersey Devils New York Islanders New York Rangers Ottawa Senators Philadelphia Flyers Phoenix Coyotes Pittsburgh Penguins San Jose St. Louis Blues Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto Maple Leafs Vancouver Canucks Washington Capitals Winnipeg Jets
Magazine Schedule Rumors Rankings Teams Headlines Lifestyle Rookie Watch Ice Girls Videos TFP Radio Subscribe
Bookmark and Share
October 9, 2013 | 1:14pm ET
Vrbata would listen to mid-season offers
TheFourthPeriod.com

Phoenix Coyotes veteran winger Radim Vrbata was hoping to come to terms on a contract extension before the season started.

The Coyotes tried to get Vrbata locked up to a new deal before the season got underway, but the two sides still have work to do.

Vrbata prefers not to negotiate during the season, but recently told the Arizona Republic, "If they come to us, we will listen."

Coyotes GM Don Maloney and Vrbata's agent, Rich Evans, are expected to keep the lines of communication open during the season, and it's possible a deal gets ironed out this year.

Vrbata, 32, is in the final-year of a three-year, $9 million contract. He's expected to receive a raise that should pay him well north of $4 million, per year.

In his first three games of this season, Vrbata has picked up three goals and one assists for four points.

Evans hinted at the Republic that Jason Pominville's recent five-year, $28 million contract could be a close comparable to what Vrbata is looking for.


Extras  NHL Player Photo Shoots | Exclusive NHL lifestyle stories
Magazine  Get to know your favorite players. Subscribe to Hockey's Lifestyle Magazine today!

Join US

SPEAK UP

 
 
 
 
 

TFP Newsletter

 
 
 
Contact Us | Jobs @ TFP | Our Team | Advertise | Privacy Policy
© 2013 TFP Media, Inc. | All Rights Reserved | The Fourth Period™ and Ice Girls™ are registered trademarks.