Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/1/13
The Wild and Pominville 30 have been talking about a contract extension since before camp began. It obviously hasn’t been signed yet and the season starts Thursday. I hear the Pominville camp is looking for a long-term deal north of $5 million per – something the Wild has been trying to crack down especially since the team wants to make certain in a few years it can afford to re-sign potential key entry-level expiring guys like Charlie Coyle and Jonas Brodin and because next summer it would like to potentially pursue a top free agent maybe one who used to star at the University of Minnesota. Pominville is still hopeful he can sign an extension by Thursday and would “prefer” not negotiating during the season. “I don’t want to really talk during the season” Pominville said today. “I don’t want it to be a distraction for me and the way I play and then you’re always thinking. If you know they’re talking and things aren’t going the way you want it to go then you’re thinking ‘Oh are they not wanting to sign me anymore?’ I don’t really want to have that distraction so hopefully it can get done before [the seaspn]. If not there’s still a lot of time.” So you still hope it gets done by Thursday (I don’t hear well or comprehend)? “Hopefully something gets done and they keep talking and we can work it out. If not we’ll see where it goes from there.” How close are you guys (one source of mine says they’re not too far apart)? “It’s tough to say. Tough to say because they’ve talked on and off. They can go on a stretch where they talk four or five hours and get it done in a day or so or if you’re in no hurry it can go a couple weeks without talking. We’ll see where it leads us but we’re hopeful.”
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Russell Westbrook gets emotional thanking family in MVP speech

Malcolm Brogdon makes history by beating out Saric, Embiid for Rookie of the Year

Bill Russell delivers epic line after winning NBA lifetime achievement award

Draymond Green ensemble at NBA Awards must be seen to believe

Victor Oladipo gets schooled by young boy at basketball camp

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

John Wall trying to recruit Paul George to join Wizards

Report: Saints looking at ways to recoup guaranteed money owed to Nick Fairley

Martellus Bennett thinks Rodgers is better than Brady?

Fairley expected to miss 2017 season due to heart condition

Cousins could get more than $30 million per year in free agency?

Charlie Sheen puts Babe Ruth trade contract, World Series ring up for auction

Big3 brings summer festival feel to basketball with barnstorming tour

The 'Tonight, we settle the Beard vs. Brodie debate' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The 8th Man Award for most overlooked player this year

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Disappearing Act Award for player who came up small

Getaway Day: Welcome back to the world, AL Central

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

Best of Yardbarker: Diana Taurasi makes history

The 'Finest running back from America’s Finest City' quiz

Players who need to turn around their season to save their teams

Sports & Politics Intersect: Washington gets a rare win

Three Up, Three Down: Flouting the written and unwritten rules of baseball

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Big3 brings summer festival feel to basketball with barnstorming tour

The 'Tonight, we settle the Beard vs. Brodie debate' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The 8th Man Award for most overlooked player this year

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Disappearing Act Award for player who came up small

Getaway Day: Welcome back to the world, AL Central

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

Best of Yardbarker: Diana Taurasi makes history

The 'Finest running back from America’s Finest City' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Billy King Award for worst trade

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker