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Penguins offer Letang 8 year deal


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#1 OFFLINE   stlbluesfan4ever

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:07 PM


  Letang was offered an eight-year contract
at around $54 million (total), sources told the Tribune-Review. The
Penguins' proposal contained little wiggle room, and the club would like
to get a response — even in the form of a counter offer — by the
weekend, the sources said.


Free agency begins July 5, and the
Penguins do not want to arrive at that date without resolution on
Letang's future, the sources said.


The Penguins are agreeable to paying Letang slightly over $7 million annually, sources said.


Letang, who is set to count at $3.5
million against the salary cap next season, can negotiate an extension
under terms of the NHL's new labor contract.


If he accepted the Penguins offer, Letang
would rank no worse than sixth among current defensemen with about a
$6.75 million salary-cap hit. The offer to Letang could be considered
the third most lucrative to retain a player in Shero's seven-year
tenure.


Shero has said since January that signing Letang to a long-term contract is a top priority.


However, Letang's situation is seemingly playing out similarly to the one faced by center Jordan Staal last summer.

 



 

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#2 OFFLINE   stlbluesfan4ever

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:22 PM

according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN is tweeting that  

Letang's camp counter-offered with a long-term deal which would

pay less than $8 M (north of $7.5 M); Pens said too high.

 

 

 

 

looks like Letang might be on the move this weekend, this is starting to really get the same feel as last season right before draft day for the Penguins and Jordan Staal. Hope both sides can work something out.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:24 PM

Greed. Guy has a good situation and was offered financial security.


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#4 OFFLINE   Deezy

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:32 PM

Wow. Crazy to turn down that amount of money. It will be interesting to see if he gets moved.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:34 PM

Well it is his agents job to get him the best deal out there...but it looks like he will no longer be a Penguin.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:36 PM

Wow. Crazy to turn down that amount of money. It will be interesting to see if he gets moved.

 

It will be interesting to see where he gets moved to and what the Pens get back.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:48 PM

It will be interesting to see where he gets moved to and what the Pens get back.

I heard roster player, pick, prospect. Seems realistic. The Pen's will for sure want to get back into the first round.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:04 PM

Hey, I know a team that just cleared up like 7.7 mil cap space...  :whistling:


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:08 PM

Hey, I know a team that just cleared up like 7.7 mil cap space...  :whistling:

 

Philly? LOL


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:06 AM

Greed, greed, greed. $7 million to be locked up playing with Sid and Malkin, and even Neal, long term? Take it and run. To ask for more is insane. I don't think any defenseman in the game is worth 7.5-8 million a season.

 

 

 

But..........I'll trade back Goligoski, Fraser, 2013 2nd, and Bystrom for him to come to Dallas. Shoot throw in Gonchar too.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:55 AM

Greed, greed, greed. $7 million to be locked up playing with Sid and Malkin, and even Neal, long term? Take it and run. To ask for more is insane. I don't think any defenseman in the game is worth 7.5-8 million a season.

 

 

 

But..........I'll trade back Goligoski, Fraser, 2013 2nd, and Bystrom for him to come to Dallas. Shoot throw in Gonchar too.

Ya 7.5+ for dman is off the wall. There are a couple huge names up for renewal along with Letang, not saying they deserve the same amount but Alex Pie is one of those names along with Subban.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:32 AM

I wonder if Grampa Jim slides in there and scoops him up and brings him to Carolina :g:


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:35 AM

Im wondering if the Avs dangle the first overall in front of Sheros face...


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:21 AM

Greed. Guy has a good situation and was offered financial security.

 

I can't stand it.


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