According to sources within the Penguins front office, The Penguins are preparing an offer for Restricted Free Agent Niklas Hjalmarsson, The young Swede who just finished his first season on the Chicago blueline has long been a favorite of General Mananger Ray Shero, who was set to draft Hjalmarsson when the Predators traded their 4th round selection for LW Darcy Hordichuck in 2005.
The same source indicates the offer is to be for 5 yrs/17.5M and will necessitate the Penguins Sacrificing their 1st round draft selection
You need a provable source or this will be locked. I think Chicago might match that considering the term at a decent 3.5. At the same time, I doubt they even let him reach potential offer sheet status.