Thread: Rumor: Kris Letang on the block?
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06-19-2013, 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Pierce Hawthorne View Post
For an unsigned UFA to be Letang, you wont get anyone a whole lot better.

ESPECIALLY, when you would have 2 Mid 1st round picks added on top of McGinn(Would easily be a 30 goal scorer along side Crosby or Malkin).
Remind me...

1. Is Letang talking about a team he wants to go to, to test the market?
2. Have you ever heard Letang and his camp talk about testing the market?
3. Has Letang refused to sign an extension to test the market?

No to either. All anyone knows is that he wants to sign a long term contract and at market value (7m for his services, seems about right, just not right for the Penguins cap structure and therein lies the problem of keeping him with his current team).

So really, he hasn't shown a lack of interest in a long term contract, he just recently had a kid, he's probably not looking to bounce from his new team, to the next.

The team that contacts Shero about Letang, will be a team that has every interest in keeping him and sees that as the only option, why? Because they would have the cap structure to do so.

Now, is Colorado broke?

Can they not afford Letang's contract?

If the answer is yes to either, you can bow out of the Letang discussions because your team is out of it then.

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