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. Kris is going to have to make one and so am I.
“I don’t have the crystal ball and I don’t know what will happen over the next 24 hours. We’ll see how the next day and a half goes. Both sides have to make some decisions. We’ll go from there.”
But Shero said the two sides didn’t have “more distance” as the negotiations have progressed. He also noted that even if a deal isn’t reached in the next few days, the team won’t necessarily trade Letang, which has been widely speculated in the media.
“That doesn’t mean if we don’t agree on a contract that he’s getting traded...