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06-04-2013, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by sexyllama View Post
Do we really want to sign Letang at 6.5+ million for a guy who really isn't a great defender? Maybe work a trade to get a top 5 pick or a true #1 Defense first guy?

#1 Defender, Despres
Martin, Orpik
Bortuzzo, Engy, Dumo, etc..

Overall a better DEFENSE would help this team in the long run. i.e. would you rather have Letang or McDonagh or Ekmann Larsson... I look at the stats and what we need and they seem to be a better fit. Not hating Letang, but he's a little too much offense and not enough defense. Any one of the top teams would want Letang.

Also, I'm pretty sure Letang could get us a top pick.
I agree but I wouldn't trade Letang unless a solid top pair defenseman was coming back and there aren't too many available.

A team like the Pens don't need top 1st round picks for their players. We got one in the Staal trade but we also got a guy who could take his spot and another D prospect.

But yeah, Letang is overrated defensively, he's not that bad but he's not as good as he should be for the amount of money he will ask for.

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