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Letang for a legit 1st line winger

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02-08-2013, 02:57 PM
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Letang for a legit 1st line winger

Last game vs caps has showed pens easily can play without Letang, and his absense doesn't hurt their PP. It's typical for sage old man Shero to develop young d-men and later trade them for what he needs. He has a bunch of high top D prospects: Despres, Bortuzzo, Morrow, Harrington, Dumoulin, Maatta. That's an object of envy from other 29 GMs. Letang has being at his peak right now and his value is extremely high. Is it worth to keep him when there are several quickly developing d-men knocking the door of the roster?

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I think the last game vs the caps just showed is how dysfunctional the caps are and not how well the Pens play without Letang. While the return we would get for Letang would be great, his value to the Pens is just way too much to even consider something like this.

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Last game vs caps has showed pens easily can play without Letang, and his absense doesn't hurt their PP. It's typical for sage old man Shero to develop young d-men and later trade them for what he needs. He has a bunch of high top D prospects: Despres, Bortuzzo, Morrow, Harrington, Dumoulin, Maatta. That's an object of envy from other 29 GMs. Letang has being at his peak right now and his value is extremely high. Is it worth to keep him when there are several quickly developing d-men knocking the door of the roster?
Respectfully, there's only one thing a person can infer from watching his team play the Capitals right now, and it has little to do with his team.

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The Caps blow. Lol

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It was one game, and no disrespect to the Capitals, but they're not playing winning hockey right now. It's not accurate to look at that win without Letang and say we can play without him.

The Penguins have depth at the position, but in no way is he being traded. He is our best defenseman.

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While the return we would get for Letang would be great, his value to the Pens is just way too much to even consider something like this.
But Shero didn't hesitate to move Whitney and Goligoski.

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But Shero didn't hesitate to move Whitney and Goligoski.
They weren't (and aren't) #1 defensemen.

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But Shero didn't hesitate to move Whitney and Goligoski.
True, but I think Letang's value to the team is far greater than Ryan Whitney's or Alex Goligoski's were when they were traded.

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But Shero didn't hesitate to move Whitney and Goligoski.
It was kind of hard not wanting to make those trades, the return was beyond fantastic. It all depends what the return would be but I wouldn't base it after that terrible game by Washington last night

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One game against a team playing very bad hockey is not indicative that the Pens no longer need Letang.

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Letang is easily in the top 10 in both skill and value in terms of defencemen. Pens would be stupid to move him even for a legit first line winger, IMO.

Edit: Unless it was legit top 3 winger + a young stud defencemen. Then I could MAYBE see it.

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It was kind of hard not wanting to make those trades, the return was beyond fantastic. It all depends what the return would be but I wouldn't base it after that terrible game by Washington last night
pretty much this. Trading Gogo for Neal and Nisky value wise as it worked out, would be like trading Letang for Stamkos and Hedman....so yeah, it's not happening.

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Something around Hall? Oilers then select Shinkuruk

Letang-Schultz
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Best D core in the future?

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True, but I think Letang's value to the team is far greater than Ryan Whitney's or Alex Goligoski's were when they were traded.
IMO, in 07/08 season Whitney was the best pens dman. Statistically Gonch was better but it was obvious his days were drawing to a close.

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Pens are going to require a huge offer for them to part with Letang.

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the pens wont trade tanger. and lol at the one game argument

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the pens wont trade tanger. and lol at the one game argument
Yeah no way they move him. He's one of the best 2way d men in the league. I would never move him if I was gm.

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One game against a team playing very bad hockey is not indicative that the Pens no longer need Letang.
well, the topic isn't about "pens no longer need Letang" . They have the deepest pool of top D prospects and they need to develop them. It's time for Despres or Bortuzzo to take Letang's spot, and for Morrow/Harrington to take 3rd pair spot.

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Something around Hall? Oilers then select Shinkuruk

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Given the depth the oilers have at Rw it would ahve to be Letang for Eberle.

Would pitts do this. I am sure the oilers would.

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We'll keep him. Packaging Niskanen in a deal for a winger is a much more realistic scenario.

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Trading Letang is crazy talk.

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Given the depth the oilers have at Rw it would ahve to be Letang for Eberle.

Would pitts do this. I am sure the oilers would.
We wouldn't.

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Last game vs caps has showed pens easily can play without Letang, and his absense doesn't hurt their PP. It's typical for sage old man Shero to develop young d-men and later trade them for what he needs. He has a bunch of high top D prospects: Despres, Bortuzzo, Morrow, Harrington, Dumoulin, Maatta. That's an object of envy from other 29 GMs. Letang has being at his peak right now and his value is extremely high. Is it worth to keep him when there are several quickly developing d-men knocking the door of the roster?
i hate the Caps, but i mean no offense to them when i suggest that they're not playing well enough to claim that the Pens don't need Letang just because the Caps lost to the Pens without him. they're the worst team in the East. it's not like they're the Lightning or the Sharks who have good rosters.

to answer the bolded question, yes, because he's the Pens' best defenseman.

you don't trade a young #1 defenseman unless there's a significant overpayment.

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Given the depth the oilers have at Rw it would ahve to be Letang for Eberle.

Would pitts do this. I am sure the oilers would.
There isn't a snowball's chance in hell that the Oilers will trade their best player in Eberle. None. Zero.

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