Thread: Rumor: Letang Offer
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03-27-2010, 12:18 AM
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If Letang's camp is refusing the 3.5m/yr deal, I have a feeling if a team sends him an offer sheet that pays him the money he wants, he'll sign it hoping Ray Shero matches, at that point, would any of us want Ray to match that offer?

I'd be tempted to take the picks and let the team over pay him. I have a feeling once the playoffs are over, Ray will talk to his camp and if they can't work out a deal before July 1st, he'll be traded and another team will have his rights while Shero gets something in return rather than a bunch of picks that might not really help a team that is looking to contend every year. His back-up move would be to re-sign Gonchar but if Sarge wants that 3-4yr deal, I'd rather Ray went after Volchenkov and kept Leopold and Eaton around with Orpik, Goligoski and I guess, Lovejoy.

I hate how much power the players have sometimes, with their contract negotiations, no way in hell do I think Gonchar deserves more than 2yrs, at his age, he's a risk player. If he declines or gets hurt often, the team is then stuck with his contract, him on the IR and the inability to pick up another player. I'd rather have a player that won't handcuff the team. With or without Gonchar, the powerplay hasn't looked consistently decent anyways, I'd rather see Geno and Gogo at the point than dump 4m+ at a guy that is getting up there in age and might hurt the team from signing a better top 6 winger (Zherdev, thank you).

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