ArizonaSports.com reported last week what restricted free agent forward Tobias Rieder was looking for in contract negotiations with the Coyotes, and that he would not report to camp without a deal (standard ops for RFAs). With those negotiations still at an impasse, Rieder’s agent, Darren Ferris, said via email on Wednesday that it is time to consider other options. “I think it would be best for both parties if they just traded him,” Ferris wrote. “He is really disappointed with them.” Last week at media day, GM John Chayka said the Coyotes had originally been looking at longer-term deals for Rieder, but the two sides could find no common ground so they decided to discuss a bridge deal. “When you get to that point, there’s not a whole lot of wiggle room or creativity involved in those discussions,” Chayka said. “You’re limited to what you have and the comparable sets to comparable sets.” Ferris said that while his camp is now seeking a two-year deal at an average annual value of $2.5 million, the Coyotes are not budging on their offer.
Tobias Rieder’s agent wants trade; roster cuts announced
Arizona Sports | Sep 29