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KRIS LETANG RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kris Letang Contract Looking Better and Better by @griffTHW

It wasn't long ago that Kris Letang found himself drawing the ire of an army of critics.  Because, when the defenseman signed his eight-year, $58 million contract extension last year, hoards of doubters surfaced, screaming about how the deal would handcuff the Penguins for as long as the former-Norris candidate remained in Pittsburgh.  They insisted Letang wasn't...
Via PensInitiative
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Letang’s Silent A

Kris Letang doesn’t need a letter on his sweater to be a leader. (Photo by Bill Wippert/Getty Images) By: Joseph Guzy (@ZMatrix) Just one day prior to the Penguins 2014-2015 training camp, Dejan Kovacevic speculated that Letang could finish camp with a letter on his sweater. After reading that, what seems like so many months ago, it became very evident that it could become a reality...
Via The PensNation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

SNAPSHOT: Pens plow the Sabres on a Saturday night

That’s 7 straight wins. Crosby racked up the points. Letang put in some goals. The power play took care of business. The penalty kill took care of business.  Fleury stopped pretty much everything. There is literally nothing to complain about. Instead, remember: sometimes teams and coaches get blasted for “playing down” to their opponents. This year’s Penguins don’t do...
Via The Pensblog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Week 4 Roundup: Suspensions and shakeups

Week 4 shook up the standings in each division, most noticeably with the middle teams fighting for the final divisional and wild card playoff spots. There were eight teams with three wins this week, as well as five with three losses. This week also saw several disciplinary measures taken by the Department of Player Safety, with all five of the year’s suspensions in the league taking...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Letang Named Penguins’ Masterton Trophy Nominee

Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports It has been a very tough year for Penguins defenseman Kris Letang, to say the least. The 26 year-old suffered a stroke on January 29th and has not played since January 27th. Letang has been practicing with the team in hopes to eventually return to game action this season. A return date, if any, has not been announced yet by Letang. Pittsburgh’s...
Via The PensNation
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Kris Letang suffers stroke, expected to miss at least six weeks

Some extremely scary news was delivered by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday morning: Pens’ defenseman Kris Letang suffered a stroke last week and is expected to miss at least six weeks while recovering. According to the Penguins, the condition is treatable with blood thinners and at this point is not believed to be career threatening, which is obviously great news. More from the...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kris Letang Out At Least 6 Weeks After Stroke

Credit: Getty Images The defense of the Pittsburgh Penguins just took an unexpected turn. Defenseman Kris Letang, who has not been skated since a practice on January 30th in Los Angeles, will miss at least six weeks after suffering a stroke. The 2013 Norris finalist has missed the team’s past four games as a result of the illness. This has not been a great year for Letang health...
Via The PensNation
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Kris Letang Debate by @ExcitedBobErrey and @griffTHW

There appears to be no shortage of opinions when it comes to Kris Letang's game or his future with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Whether you love him or hate him, want him dealt or to retire a Penguin, there's one thing everybody can agree on: Letang is as polarizing as they come.  So, with that spirit in mind, Pens Initiative decided to stage its own debate on what could...
Via PensInitiative
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Inside Kris Letang’s insane summer workout

While few would doubt that professional athletes have intense workouts in the summer, it’s a safe bet that even fewer know what goes on behind the scenes during the offseason of a professional athlete, or in this case, an NHL defenseman. But thanks to Penguins blue liner Kris Letang, hockey fans all over the country just got a serious education. Recently, using his newly created...
Via isportsweb.com
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Close To 8-Year, $58 Million Deal with Kris Letang

Source: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images Well, it appears the Pittsburgh Penguins may not be trading Kris Letang after all. After progress was made last night between Penguins general manager Ray Shero and Kent Hughes (Letang’s agent), the two sides came together and are close to finalizing a deal that will keep Letang in a Penguins uniform through the 2021-22 season. The proposed...
Via The PensNation
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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