Thread: Rumor: Letang Offer
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03-25-2010, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Jag68Sid87 View Post
Assuming the $3.5 million/year rejection is true, how many years did he reject? If we offered him a short-term deal, then it's no wonder he rejected it. I doubt he'd reject 10 years, $3.5 million/year.
What? Its the other way around.
If Letang works out the positioning kinks and starts hitting the net consistently, he will be much improved defensively and greatly increase his offensive output. In that case 3.5 for him would be a steal down the line, and inflation would only make it more so. I certainly don't see him giving up lots of UFA years before having seen more of his potential shine through.

But NOW, that's a different matter, and if he said no to 3.5 for three years (keeping him RFA) he'd deserve a kick in the teeth.

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