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#21 hockey&beer

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:27 AM

Bonehead move on Letang's part. The only way he is going to get anything more than that is from a bottom feeder that is willing to pry open their wallet.

 

Secondly, how in the world could Shero even offer that much? He does realize that he needs more players on the team than a goalie, 2 centers and a defenseman, right?


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:28 AM

I wonder if Edmonton has any interest?

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:38 AM

I'm pretty surprised that Letang is quibbling about 500,000 dollars.  He must really want out of Pittsburgh.


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:46 AM

Seems like maybe Letang doesn't want to be in Pittsburgh after all....

 

Toronto Maple Leafs according to TSN?

 

Whyyyyyy?



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:52 AM

Seems like maybe Letang doesn't want to be in Pittsburgh after all....

 

Toronto Maple Leafs according to TSN?

 

Whyyyyyy?

 

He doesn't want to play on a team of chronic underachievers?  Oh wait...


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:56 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.  

 

This.

 

It is better for them that he didn't accept. That would have absolutely handcuffed them.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:00 AM

 

This.

 

It is better for them that he didn't accept. That would have absolutely handcuffed them.

 

You CAN'T just handcuff the best GM in the business, he knows what he is doing guys, plus the only need Crosby really, they can pout the waterboy on the ice as a filler, and crosby will win them a cup... right? right?!?!?



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:03 AM

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

 

Pretty much this.  No-one else can offer him an 8 year contract, so he's either incredibly greedy, or he really, really wants out of Pittsburgh.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:11 AM

I wonder if Edmonton has any interest?

Not for that cap hit when they already have inflated salaries for Hall and Eberle and will have to pay to keep Nuge, Schultz and Yakupov assuming Yak doesn't get dealt in a package to the Preds for Weber.  And in the deep corners of the earth there are rumors that Gagner will be going to Toronto for Phaneuf. 


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:14 AM

Well, he still has one more year on his contract at $3M. They might as well keep him until the next trade deadline and see what they can get. Crosby's wingers are not getting any younger, Kunitz 33 Dupuis 34, as well so they are going to need someone to play with him. 



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:22 AM

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.

 

A huge contract for a one-dimensional defenseman? No thanks. Elite? Not a chance; elite defensemen don't get regularly turned inside-out in their own zone. And in the first place, much of Letang's offensive success comes from playing in an offense-first system with a bunch of scoring dynamos.

 

In any event, Letang has made it clear that he'd like to play for the Leafs if the Penguins don't keep him. At that salary, they can have him.


Edited by Crymson, 28 June 2013 - 11:36 AM.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:27 AM

Letang is a very good offensive defenseman but I wouldn't make that kind of commitment for him.  It's obvious that he wants out of Pittsburgh


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:30 AM

He's twice as good as Quincey, so his asking price makes sense.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:32 AM

He's twice as good as Quincey, so his asking price makes sense.

 

Quincey isn't all that awful on defense, actually.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:34 AM

As long as he stays away from Detroit.

Letang is overrated and horrible defensively.
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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:40 AM

His rejection screams, "What? Drew Doughty money? lololol... No, I'm better."

Edit: Just saw this on Twitter: "Letang's trade value to all teams. 1 NHL player with multiple yrs left, 1st round pick and prospect."

Yikes, lol.


Edited by Jesusberg, 28 June 2013 - 11:48 AM.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:58 AM

It's too bad he didn't accept that offer, it would have  assured that the Pens wouldn't be a Cup contender for 8 years.
He is not worth that much. He is a good offensive defenseman but his numbers are inflated because he sacrifices defense to produce offense and so do his most prominent teammates.
Allocating that kind of money to 3 players would leave with them with a very weak supporting cast.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:00 PM

His rejection screams, "What? Drew Doughty money? lololol... No, I'm better."

Edit: Just saw this on Twitter: "Letang's trade value to all teams. 1 NHL player with multiple yrs left, 1st round pick and prospect."

Yikes, lol.

 

That's the Pens asking price?  Well considering he just turned down a $7 mil per year contract, why would anyone give up all that and then have to sign him to a $8 mil per year long term contract?  I mean, this is Kris Letang, not Nick Lidstrom or Bobby Orr.  



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:02 PM

I think HE thinks the Pens thought Paul Martin was the best D on their team and maybe he just wants out of the Burgh. I read a statement from him regarding this and it sounded like he thought that was a bit of a slap in the face.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:04 PM

I sure hope someone makes a lineup with Lecavalier and Letang on it soon. I can't get on with my day until it happens...







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