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03-26-2010, 08:20 AM
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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.
Letang would love arbitration if the Pens chose to take him to it. He could then be a UFA after next year because he gets the choice of a one year or two year contract. I can guarantee you that the Pens will never offer Letang arbitration.
Shero has all the power right now. Letang's only recourse is to hold out. And he can only do that for so long. He would have to sign a contract by I think the beginning of November or he couldn't play the rest of the year.
Shero should offer a two year deal worth about 2.5-3.0 mil a year. Nothing more. Letang hasn't shown enough to get a longer contract or more money.
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