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Pittsburgh signs Kris Letang to extension (8 years, $7.25M per)

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06-30-2013, 10:26 PM
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Without even reading this thread I can guess that a majority of the posts are from non-Pens fans saying "OMG Pens spend too much money they will have no cap r00m!!"

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06-30-2013, 10:27 PM
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Word of advice, don't post links to articles that say "According to Rob Rossi"
Yeah, what Waffle Fries said. Rossi also made up that Letang was upset about an article Rossi wrote that declared the Penguins thought Paul Martin was their best defenseman...did I mention that Rossi also made that article up as well? The guy sourced a made up article as his made up reason for why Letang was mad at the organization...You get the idea.

When this deal becomes official that will be a great deal for Pittsburgh, and fans can breathe a sigh of relief that this is finally over and they have their core locked up long term. They can also let their blood simmer after weeks of horrific trade proposals for this "defensive liability" franchise defenseman. Seriously, the worlds have lost all meaning.

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Without even reading this thread I can guess that a majority of the posts are from non-Pens fans saying "OMG Pens spend too much money they will have no cap r00m!!"


How did you know?! What is this demonry?


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06-30-2013, 10:31 PM
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Oh my bad, thanks. So it's officially official?
No, it's not. But if Rossi is the only one reporting something, it's probably because he made it up

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06-30-2013, 10:44 PM
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Just because 2 generational talents literally fall in your lap
I don't think you know what the word means

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06-30-2013, 10:50 PM
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No, it's not. But if Rossi is the only one reporting something, it's probably because he made it up
Gotcha, we have a few of those too. Bunch of clowns.

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06-30-2013, 10:50 PM
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Based on what Josi/Voynov got as RFAs, what were people expecting for a Norris nominee RFA?

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Oh my bad, thanks. So it's officially official?
I don't think that any of these deals can be officially official until July 5th, right? You are not allowed to sign until then, though you can agree in principle.

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06-30-2013, 11:55 PM
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I don't think that any of these deals can be officially official until July 5th, right? You are not allowed to sign until then, though you can agree in principle.
But it's not even official the way Geno and Kunitz's are official. I assume it will be in the next two days though. Shero said they had to close some gaps and they took a little break.

It's understandable, clearly Ray thinks a deal will get done, and both he and Hughes had other things on their plates today between the draft and Lecavalier.

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Based on what Josi/Voynov got as RFAs, what were people expecting for a Norris nominee RFA?
Who are we talking about? Letang was UFA in 2014.

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More money then I like but the important things are its done and his new contract doesn't kick in until the cap goes up.

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07-01-2013, 12:35 AM
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Too much money for him but really the Pens had no choice. He's their quaterback, their offensive D that was crucial in launching attacks and helping the forwards. And he's one of the best at it.

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Lol and people thought Karlsson contract was bad.

Lord knows what Subban will be commanding.

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07-01-2013, 01:47 AM
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Lol and people thought Karlsson contract was bad.

Lord knows what Subban will be commanding.
RFA/UFA.

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07-01-2013, 02:34 AM
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I don't think you know what the word means
I hate this nitpick. When people use "literally" in this way they are doing it as a form of hyperbole.

As for the Letang signing, as a Flyers fan I'm not unhappy about it. He's got great physical skills, not nearly as great mental skills.

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All this fuss for an extra $250,000 per year?

Wow.

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All this fuss for an extra $250,000 per year?

Wow.
2M is a lot of money...

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But mocking a team for putting a guy on LTIR after he suffered a freak eye injury is disgusting, although not as bad as if you mocked Boston for having Savard on LTIR considering he's only there because the dirtiest player in the league was given carte blanche by Penguins management to injure opponents.
Jesus Christ Cant believe some people can post this nonsense with a straight face.

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Without even reading this thread I can guess that a majority of the posts are from non-Pens fans saying "OMG Pens spend too much money they will have no cap r00m!!"
Quoted for truth.

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Lol and people thought Karlsson contract was bad.

Lord knows what Subban will be commanding.
Get a clue.

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2M is a lot of money...
Not when you're already got 56M sewn up. It's petty, and to comes across as true greed.

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I can't believe this thread title has of yet to be changed.

TALKS ARE STILL ONGOING. KRIS LETANG HAS NOT SIGNED AN EXTENSION AS OF YET.

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07-01-2013, 07:22 AM
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Moronic. That is all I can say about that. Letang is a good offensive defenseman who is made to lot a ton better by Crosby and Malkin. Defensively, he's atrocious at times.

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Not when you're already got 56M sewn up. It's petty, and to comes across as true greed.
I don't think it's greed, more like pride. In terms of what he will receive in his paycheck over the next 8 years, after taxes and all that, it's practically negligible. For Letang, getting the biggest possible contract says way more about you as a player than it does for your finances.

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Moronic. That is all I can say about that. Letang is a good offensive defenseman who is made to lot a ton better by Crosby and Malkin. Defensively, he's atrocious at times.

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Moronic. That is all I can say about that. Letang is a good offensive defenseman who is made to lot a ton better by Crosby and Malkin. Defensively, he's atrocious at times.
There is no perfect hockey player; Nicklas Lidström made mistakes at times. You pay a 26 year old Norris nominee. Some who don't watch every Pittsburgh game may not realize but once this gets wrapped up the Pens will be in a better place. If it doesn't happen you end up with a hole in the top 4 you can't replace.

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Boychuk makes a comparable amount, too.

But yes, it will be interesting to see how they flesh out their rosters.
I don't think Boston would move Boychuk, he's too valuable to the team and his contract is very good for what he provides. Their D looks to be set up for at least a couple of years the way it is. They will probably have some work to do at forward depending on how much they can get from their prospects, but they have a few forward prospects that look pretty good.

The Penguins have good looking D prospects and I would be more comfortable if they could re-sign a guy like Engelland for short money to go along with Letang and Martin and a re-signed Despres that leaves 3 spots on D for the guys like Pouliot, Maatta, and Dumoulin. They are all high end prospects and I am almost positive they will be NHL defenseman but I am a little concerned if they will be ready when needed.

The Penguins forwards are a different story, obviously they will re-sign Sutter and it will probably cost $4 million or close to it, but that still leaves 6 forward spots to fill without much money. Maybe you know better than I do, but I just don't see any obvious Penguin forward prospects that I can say I think will be ready for the NHL. I don't even know who they drafted yesterday so maybe they have a guy there.

This is where I see the Penguins having a difficult time. I am sure that they get through it, I just don't see any obvious solution, that is why these GM's get paid to do their job and I just get to talk about it

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