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09-08-2012, 06:39 AM
Nerf Herder
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Letang is not good enough defensively - or on the PP for that matter - to get 7 million, IMO.
Letang was 19th in defensemen production on the powerplay despite playing 51 games last year. Per game, he is tied for 4th in power play points with Pietrangelo and Byfuglien just ahead of Weber. He is in fact very good on the powerplay.

Letang would have to be mentioned in the same breath as Ryan Suter, defensively, before he's even in the 6m range.
That's just a ridiculous statement considering Suter is making 7.5M and Letang's offensive production is head and shoulders ahead of Suter's. If Letang's defense was on the same level as Suter's he'd be hands down the best defenseman in the league.

Letang is a top 10 defenseman in the league. If he chooses not to get paid like one great, but if he gets what he deserves he's looking in the 6.5-7.5M range. Obviously that's likely to change with a new CBA.

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