Less than a week left

This is quite interesting…

www.thefourthperiod.com

(Oct. 3rd) As reports continue to suggest that the Penguins are close to signing forwards Alexei Kovalev and Alexandre Daigle, general manager Craig Patrick said he had no contract talks with the agents for the two yesterday, but Kovalev seems fairly optimistic that a deal can be struck before the Oct. 9 deadline imposed by both sides. “I’m really happy that this team is interested in signing me and keeping me here for a lot longer,” he said. “We’ll see what happens. We still have a lot of time.”