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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...
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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...
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...
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...
http://media.kitsapsun.com/Life 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...
Penguins General Manager Ray Shero has begun the process of negotiations by initiating dialogue with Pascal Dupuis and his agent. This has been reported by Pittsburgh Tribune columnist Rob Rossi. It is expected that Dupuis would like to have his next contract take him close to retirement, if not all the way. One could interpret that to mean any potential contract with Dupuis would...
Trying to figure out Pascal Dupuis' value has been a popular subject when talking about the Pittsburgh Penguins. There is no doubt that Dupuis has been playing way under market level for the past two seasons. Just how much of a bargain has Dupuis been?
I am borrowing a concept from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette's, Seth Rorabaugh. He broke down Kris Letang's value...
As the Penguins move on with their offseason Ray Shero will continue to assess playersâ values and their worth to the Pittsburgh Penguins. One area that needs to be seriously looked at is goaltending.
With the departure of the clutch and grab era after the 04/05 lockout, it has become increasingly more difficult for goalies to take a team on their shoulders to win a Cup...
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.
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-- 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....
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.
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...
With Evgeni Malkin signing a contract extension last week, Kris Letang's fate has been sealed. The 2013 Norris Trophy finalist will most likely be traded as the Pittsburgh Penguins simply cannot afford to keep Letang under the salary cap. Furthermore, his less-than-stellar playoff performances over the last three years, and his inability to show confidence as the quarterback...
Rob talks a little about his Pittsburgh Penguins woes and why Drew doesn't own a jersey.
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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...
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...
Darren Dreger visited NHL Live and talked Lindy Ruff and the Dallas Stars, Danny Briere, Ilya Bryzgalov, Kris Letang and Jonathan Bernier.