Thread: Rumor: Letang Offer
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03-26-2010, 02:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Skk82 View Post
Great post. But since this is Letang's entry level contract, he does not have arbitration rights.
I know, but unless I am mistaken (?), the club can still choose to take him to arbitration. As I understand the rules, the club can choose to do so at any time when a player is RFA, whereas Letang has yet to work up the NHL tenure to have that right.
It just doesn't happen very often that it is in the clubs interest to go to arbitration more so than the player.

In Letang's case it might be though, because his potential is a ways higher than what he has actually delivered (especially in arbitration terms, because here numbers really matter), and if Shero takes him to arbitration, then that means the risk of an offer sheet is out the window. If Shero doesn't get a solution done and an offer sheet does arrive, then he cannot take Letang to arbitration.

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