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#1 Kronstantinov

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:40 AM

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:54 AM

I smell a trade



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 06:03 AM

I smell a trade

 

Indeed.

 

Can they really afford to lose him, though?


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 06:14 AM

This looks like "Jordan Staal Part II".  Quite frankly I'm surprised Shero made that kind of offer.  Does he not understand that one of the contributing factors to the Pens failures is the fact that they have no depth?  Crosby makes almost $9 mil per year, Malkin is over $9 mil, Fleury, Martin and Neal are all making $5 mil.  And now you want to blow another $7 mil on a one dimensional defenseman?  I think they're lucky he rejected the deal.  



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 06:46 AM

Hopefully the wings dont try to pay more than that for him.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 06:54 AM

This looks like "Jordan Staal Part II".  Quite frankly I'm surprised Shero made that kind of offer.  Does he not understand that one of the contributing factors to the Pens failures is the fact that they have no depth?  Crosby makes almost $9 mil per year, Malkin is over $9 mil, Fleury, Martin and Neal are all making $5 mil.  And now you want to blow another $7 mil on a one dimensional defenseman?  I think they're lucky he rejected the deal.  

Amazed they made it and even more amazed he turned it down.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 06:59 AM

As much as I hate the Pens, I'd love to snag Letang. I know he's not the most responsible defenseman but pair him with a shutdown man and that would be a good balanced pairing. His offense is second to none in this league.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:39 AM

As much as I hate the Pens, I'd love to snag Letang. I know he's not the most responsible defenseman but pair him with a shutdown man and that would be a good balanced pairing. His offense is second to none in this league.

 

Kronwall is pretty close offensively, and I would much rather have kronner and his cap hit than Letang


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:55 AM

But Shero is GM of the year! I thought he could sign EVERYONE!  :greedy:

 

:hysterical:


This offseason will determine whether Ken Holland should still be employed with the Wings organization.

 

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:56 AM


As much as I hate the Pens, I'd love to snag Letang. I know he's not the most responsible defenseman but pair him with a shutdown man and that would be a good balanced pairing. His offense is second to none in this league.


 
Kronwall is pretty close offensively, and I would much rather have kronner and his cap hit than Letang


Holland here is your chance, bring in Letang and pair him with a shutdown guy. I know he is not Weber, Suter, Chara, Pietrangelo or Karlsson but Letang is elite, I'd love him in red and white.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:02 AM

Not that I'm necessarily down with this, but - Who do you trade? Might this be the three-for-one Holland hinted at?

 

(Unless I'm mistaken and this wouldn't be a trade. I really don't follow the Pens closely.)


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:10 AM

Not that I'm necessarily down with this, but - Who do you trade? Might this be the three-for-one Holland hinted at?
 
(Unless I'm mistaken and this wouldn't be a trade. I really don't follow the Pens closely.)


Well the question to me is, what are the Pens looking for? If they let him go, another defender needs to come back.

But with him turning down 56 over 7 years all things are pointing to an 8 per + contract for Letang, which would make him the highest paid player on the Wings.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:23 AM

But Shero is GM of the year! I thought he could sign EVERYONE!  :greedy:

 

:hysterical:

So did he.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:27 AM

This is weird to me.

 

7M/yr for 8 years is a great offer. It's says he's asking for more than 7.5 but less than 8. There's no significant difference really.

 

All of this makes it seem to me like he wants out of Pitts.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:48 AM

This is weird to me.

 

7M/yr for 8 years is a great offer. It's says he's asking for more than 7.5 but less than 8. There's no significant difference really.

 

All of this makes it seem to me like he wants out of Pitts.

 

It brings to mind something he said after getting swept by the Bruins. Basically: "They play great defense, and we couldn't score." It struck me as an odd thing to say, for a few reasons. My overall impression: he does indeed want out.

 

Admittedly, I don't know a whole lot about him, because I hate the Pens with a passion. But I've watched him play enough to wonder if he'd be nearly as effective on any other team. The big question, in my mind, being: If you take away that supporting cast (Crosby, Malkin, Neal, Dupuis, Iginla, et al.) and that offense-above-all-else team philosophy, does Letang still produce like a mofo? Or do his numbers drop, making him an offensive defenseman who doesn't produce a whole lot?

 

Just food for thought, I guess.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:14 AM

 

It brings to mind something he said after getting swept by the Bruins. Basically: "They play great defense, and we couldn't score." It struck me as an odd thing to say, for a few reasons. My overall impression: he does indeed want out.

 

Admittedly, I don't know a whole lot about him, because I hate the Pens with a passion. But I've watched him play enough to wonder if he'd be nearly as effective on any other team. The big question, in my mind, being: If you take away that supporting cast (Crosby, Malkin, Neal, Dupuis, Iginla, et al.) and that offense-above-all-else team philosophy, does Letang still produce like a mofo? Or do his numbers drop, making him an offensive defenseman who doesn't produce a whole lot?

 

Just food for thought, I guess.

 

Like I said, I would rather have kronner for less money


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:53 AM

Letang and Dekeyser as our top pair for the next 8 years. That works for me! To get him move Smith and Meresk. They need a G and cheap young D. We need good RHed Dmen. Letang is only 2 years older than Smith BTW.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:00 AM

Letang and Dekeyser as our top pair for the next 8 years. That works for me! To get him move Smith and Meresk. They need a G and cheap young D. We need good RHed Dmen. Letang is only 2 years older than Smith BTW.


This is a bad idea.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:17 AM

Letang and Dekeyser as our top pair for the next 8 years. That works for me! To get him move Smith and Meresk. They need a G and cheap young D. We need good RHed Dmen. Letang is only 2 years older than Smith BTW.

 

Who is Meresk?


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#20 nyqvististhefuture

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:19 AM

want nothing to do with letang's 7.5 cap hit  if were gonna spend that much for a dman hed better be great in his back end as well

 

 

i expect him to be dealt sunday







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