Thread: Rumor: Kris Letang on the block?
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06-19-2013, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by BigBenSF View Post
Because Letang is miles better than Gardiner. If you think that Toronto is getting the short hand of the stick with that deal, you're nuts.
Originally Posted by SpezDispenser View Post
Because Letang is on a whole 'nother level than anything Toronto is offering? And I mean whole 'nother level.
Hands down, Letang is better than Gardiner.

But Gardiner is so much more controllable. He's got 1 year or 1.1M left on his entry level contract, and is going to probably get a $3M per year contract for 3-5 years. While Letang is an upgrade on Gardiner, he's also much more expensive in a salary cap. I don't think the Leafs need to be selling assets to upgrade a position that they have reasonable depth in (PMD in Gardiner and Rielly).

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