Sens in for Neal?
June, 20, 2013
By Doug McIntyre | ESPN Insider
The Ottawa Senators could get the chance to add some scoring punch this summer in Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal, says Ottawa Citizen blogger Ken Warren.
Pens GM Ray Shero are looking to resign Kris Letang, who's due to become an unrestricted free agent in 2014, to a new maximum-length pact worth $6 million-$7 million per season. But with the NHL salary cap dropping next season, and with Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury already under long-term deals, they probably won't be able to keep Neal and his $5 million cap hit if they successfully extend Letang.