Kurt Overhart, the agent for Phoenix Coyotes restricted free agent Kyle Turris, went on a public relations offensive on Thursday to (a) confirm that his client wants out of Glendale and (b) attempt to shift the focus from the player's financial demands to seeking what's best for his on-ice career.
Initial reports had Turris seeking upwards of $4 million per season for a 3-year extension. "All the speculation about money was completely erroneous," said Overhart to XM Home Ice, claiming "this has never been about money" and that Turris is just seeking a "fresh start."
Coyotes GM Don Maloney, of course, sees this a little differently. While he didn't spell out Turris's money demands, Maloney told NHL Live that the Coyotes do "pay people," citing recent contracts for Martin Hanzal and Keith Yandle
"We'll pay Kyle Turris as soon as he gets into the League and he gets a regular role, with a top six or nine forward role," Maloney said on the program.
As far as Turris's desire to leave the...