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Long-term roster-building discussion (Full contract chart in post #1)
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03-19-2013, 01:36 PM
Nothing Else Maattas
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Montreal, QC
Without Paul Martin and Brooks Orpik, Letang's contract should be well worth it for us. And without those two, Letang will play harder minutes for us and probably round out his game.
He's a lot like Doughty, in fact. Doughty this season has altered his game a little to fit what the Kings needed from him, minus two stalwart defensive defensemen (Mitchell and Greene). Some will say Doughty is having a bad year. He's having a bad offensive year, yes. But not defensively. He's also set the tone on many nights with huge hits for them.
I see Letang as a very adaptable defender. When the veterans won't be here any longer, I think Letang will adjust his game accordingly.
I'm not saying I'd give him anything he wants, but his demands would have to get beyond outrageous for me to have any issue with his next contract.
He is an extremely valuable piece, moreso for the less noticeable things than the flashy point totals.
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