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2:00 PM: We are officially one hour away from the beginning of the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft. The Colorado Avalanche still hold the first overall pick at the moment. The Pittsburgh Penguins are close to getting a deal done with defenseman Kris Letang and you can read more about that here. Also, the Penguins have been talking to other teams about Tyler Kennedy possibly being available in a trade. Keep checking this blog to stay up to date with the latest information!
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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...
According to a report via Renaud Lavoie of RDS.ca, the Pittsburgh Penguins have come to an agreement on a contract extension with Norris Trophy finalist and defenceman Kris Letang. Letang scored five goals and contributed 33 assists in 35 games for the Penguins last season.
I've been told that the Penguins and Kristopher Letang are close to a deal. Small details to resolved...
This reads like a bad novel. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Rossi provides an update on the state of the tenuous negotiations between Kris Letang and the Pittsburgh Penguins, and things have gotten...weird...
Negotiations between Penguins general manager Ray Shero and Letang's agent, Kent Hughes, continued Friday. Both sides strived to keep details quiet because...
Tyler Kennedy was traded to San Jose today for a second round pick. [ tpn ]
We'll officially say farewell to TK tomorrow, but sit down for this quote.
Tk was quoted by CSN Bay Area:
“I’m not really sure. I thought I had a great playoff, and I’m kind of stumped,” said Kennedy, who had two goals and three assists in nine playoff games. “I’m really...
"According to RDS, the Penguins have agreed to terms with Letang on an eight-year, $58 million contract with an annual annual value of $7.25 million and a limited no-trade clause to 15 teams." - TSN.caLetang now has the third highest cap-hit among defensemen in the NHL according to CapGeek.com only behind Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators and Ryan Suter of the Minnesota...
Kris Letang contract with Penguins. 8 years / 58 M (#58!) 7.25 AVV Limited no trade to 15 teams. #RDS
— Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) June 30, 2013
With Letang re-signing, #Penguins will now be paying seven players a cap total of $44.3M in 2014-15.
— CapGeek (@capgeek) June 30, 2013
Of course, the Kris Letang contract negotiations/trade rumors/speculation/mudslinging festival continues.
Today, Ray Shero commented on the whole thing. From Penguins.NHL.com:
“There is a time to make a deal, time to sign a contract, agree on a contract or not agree on a contract,” Shero said. “There is a point in the negotiation where you have to make a decision...
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By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG)
In the wake of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ recent respectable but disappointing playoff run, Penguins General Manager Ray Shero immediately set to work negotiating with a number of crucial potential unrestricted free agents. After locking superstar center Evgeni Malkin into an eight-year extension, his attention...
The Sharks went blue line with their first pick in the 2013 Draft on Sunday when they selected Swiss defenseman Mirco “I’m probably going to be called Marco a lot” Mueller with the 18th overall selection.
Here’s the scouting report from NHL Central Scouting:
“There isn’t any situation that he doesn’t play through or play well through. His hockey sense, read and anticipation...
Follow the picks, and the trades made at the 2013 NHL draft in Newark, N.J. All times ET
TRADE -- 2:55 p.m.: The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded forward Tyler Kennedy to the San Jose Sharks for a 2013 second-round pick.
NO. 1 PICK (Colorado Avalanche): C Nathan MacKinnon (Halifax Mooseheads).
NO. 2 PICK (Florida Panthers): C Aleksander Barkov (Tappara, Finnish Elite League)....
Bobrovsky being offered to teams by the Blue Jackets. Told he wants $6 mil per. Columbus in market for a goalie.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 30, 2013
Latest word out of the #pens Kris Letang negotiations: "Still working on it." Sounds like it will get done, but not done yet.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 30, 2013
Penguins Acquire a 2013 Second-Round Draft Pick from the San Jose Sharks in Exchange for Tyler Kennedy.
BREAKING NEWS: #Pens acquire 2013 2nd-round pick (50th overall) from San Jose in exchange for Tyler Kennedy
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 30, 2013
Source: Greg Southam/Edmonton Journal
The fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins were simply waiting for their team to select a player with the 50th overall pick they acquired from the San Jose Sharks for the rights to forward Tyler Kennedy. After a first round in which the Penguins did not pick a player because of their trade for Jarome Iginla, general manager Ray Shero traded the 50th...
GM Doug Wilson became a player at the 2013 draft dealing two of his three second round picks. The first move was to acquire Tyler Kennedy from the Penguins and the second was used to move up in the first round to select Swiss defenseman Mirco Mueller.
First for the skinny on the 6â3 Mirco Mueller from the nation where hockey has taken a substantial step forward Switzerland...