Found June 20, 2013 on PensInitiative:
Kris Letang is a great player.  He's one of the best skating defensemen in the league and possesses a great outlet pass.  And it takes a lot of offensive skill to average a point per game in the current NHL, as Letang did this past season.  Possibly the only thing that surpasses Letang's skill is his value.  Teams are placing increasing value on mobile puckmoving defensemen, and very rarely do these types of players become available, especially as young as Letang.  On the free agent market, Kris Letang could get an enormous contract, at possibly the largest cap hit in the league.  However, Kris Letang won't be hitting free agency, at least not while exiting out of Pittsburgh.  The 1st round of the NHL draft begins on June 30th, and expect to hear news of either an extension or a trade before then.  Based on the situation, fully expect to see Ray Shero announcing another blockbuster deal.Letang is currently one of the better value contracts in the league at a cap hit of o...

Is Kris LeTang the Penguins’ latest, “PIT must move player X for Crosby/Malkin’s sake” player?

I never know what to make of the Pittsburgh Penguins press's, "Penguins must move core player X to make room for Malkin/Crosby" chatter as it's practically a rite of late spring and early summer, but TSN's Insider Trading gents suggested that Penguins defenseman Kris Letang may be on the move if he doesn't agree to a reasonable contract extension, and, via...

Stay or Go: Kris Letang

Kris Letang has one year remaining on his current contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and while he technically may not be going anywhere this year, everybody seemingly has an opinion on what Ray Shero and company need to do with the star defensemen. Should he stay or should he go? Regardless of fan’s opinions, Shero has a lot of work to do before the NHL Draft on June 30th in...

Top Penguins One Hit Wonders by @evil_shero

With all the questions swirling around the Penguins off-season roster moves this summer it got me to thinking who are some of the more memorable "rental" players to wear the black and gold sweaters. I looked at any player who played less than 100 games with the Penguins and made an impact of some sort. No one reads these introductory paragraphs so ...Marian HossaAcquired...

Ray Shero and the Pens "All in" with Crosby, Malkin, and Bylsma is all about making choices and taking risks; just like in business, and in poker. Pittsburgh Penguins general manager and 2013 NHL GM of the year winner Ray Shero has just put all of his cards on the table and has gone "All in" with three different guys. With the Penguins coming off of their fourth straight postseason ending in disappointing fashion...

LINK CITY: Dupuis Contract talks, Shero quotes

Basically a week till the draft. Not a ton going on. Only subject worth talking about over and over again is the Kris Letang situation. Some other ****... -- According to Rob Rossi at the Trib. Allan Walsh, Pascal Dupuis's agent, met with Ray Shero. [ Trib ] -- Shero also met with Kris Letang's agent. At the GM's meeting Shero had some interesting quotes....

Searching for the next Sidney Crosby

  The NHL draft is 2 weeks away. The lead up to the draft isn’t as horrible as the NFL draft, but the there is plenty of BS to sift thru before getting to that Sunday in Newark. But this year’s topic du jour is whether or not the Sabres trade up to #1 pick.  The whole offseason has seemed like the Sabres had a desire for that franchise changer in the draft. They are...

TSN’s Insider Trading segment for Wednesday

Yesterday evening, TSN's Insider Trading segment revealed scoops about Kris Letang's future, the goaltending rumor mill, the Flyers' buy-outs, Rangers contract issues, Valtteri Filppula's contract demands and other juicy tidbits. This evening's Insider Trading segement, which included James Duthie, Pierre LeBrun, Darren Dreger and Bob McKenzie, discussed the...

LeBrun’s Rumblings and TSN’s Insider Trading segment = bomb-droppin’

While I was watching the Griffins game, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun issued some new "rumblings"--as issued on TSN's latest Insider Trading clip, which includes the following news tidbits from LeBrun, Darren Dreger and Bob McKenzie: LeBrun says that Kris Letang's agent will speak with Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero, and the team will have to make a decision as...

Prepare For The Summer

from Ken Warren of Senators Extra at the Ottawa Citizen, If there was ever any doubt, it’s again clear the NHL doesn’t really have an off-season. Once Boston and Chicago wrap up the season, the off-ice fireworks will begin. Buyouts begin 48 hours after the Stanley Cup is presented. The entry draft goes June 30. Free agency arrives July 5. Expect trades. The level of...

Video- Darren Dreger Talks Everything But SCF

Darren Dreger visited NHL Live and talked Lindy Ruff and the Dallas Stars, Danny Briere, Ilya Bryzgalov, Kris Letang and Jonathan Bernier.  
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