Originally posted on The Pensblog  |  Last updated 6/28/13

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 17: Kris Letang #58 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the Philadelphia Flyers on December 17, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the Flyers 3-2 after a shootout. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
  Yes, Kris Letang is talented.  We know all the stats. He is coveted by so many teams.  He watches tapes on himself.  He works out.   But he also is an emourous baby.  According to Eliotte Friedman, Letang's feelings are hurt because of a Rob Rossi article that quoted someone saying this: "Shero is fairly confident Letang has become a must-move player.  That is true because Letang is not the consensus best defenceman on the Penguins, at least in the eyes of management and coaches." Wow.  So, let's get this straight, the Penguins offered Letang an 8-year, $56-million deal.  That is $7-million a year.  That doubles Letang's contract.  Letang and his agents came back with a deal more than $7.5, but less than $8-million. So, probably something like $7.75-million a year. A Giant Baby $7.75-million.  That is a lot of money for someone that Penguins beat reporter Josh Yohe called "one of the most senstive athletes he's ever dealt with." Letang is ...
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