July 2, 2013

NHL Signing: Pittsburgh Penguins, Kris Letang Agree On Eight Year Contract Extension

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Tuesday they’ve agreed to terms with defenseman Kris Letang on an eight-year, $58 million contract extension. It begins with the 2014-15 season and runs through 2021-22, with an average annual value of $7.25 million. Letang has one season remaining on his current contract at $3.5 million Letang, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have signed or agreed to terms that […]

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July 1, 2013

Pittsburgh Penguins And Kris Letang Still Working Out Contract Details

Kris Letang‘s proposed eight-year/$58 million contract extension with the Pittsburgh Penguins is still unsigned. According to multiple sources, Letang wants a verbal agreement from the Penguins that they will not trade him next summer but the team isn’t willing to guarantee him that request. His current contract, which does not include a limited- or no-movement […]

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June 28, 2013

NHL Trade Rumors: Pittsburgh Penguins Want Jordan Staal Type Package If They Trade Kris Letang

If the Pittsburgh Penguins trade Kris Letang, they want at least one NHL player under term for multiple years, a first-round draft pick and a top prospect, sources told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. That’s almost the exact same package Pittsburgh received at least year’s draft for Jordan Staal, who, like Letang reportedly did Thursday, rejected a […]

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June 27, 2013

Kris Letang Turns Down Pittsburgh Penguins Eight-Year, $56 Million Contract Extension

TSN is reporting that defenseman Kris Letang has reportedly turned down the Pittsburgh Penguins most recent offer for a contract extension of $56 million over eight years. It remains to be seen whether Pittsburgh will continue to negotiate with their star blueliner or place him on the trade market. It was also reported that Letang’s camp […]

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May 7, 2013

Kris Letang, P.K. Subban, Ryan Suter Are Norris Memorial Trophy Finalists

Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins, P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadians and Ryan Suter of the Minnesota Wild are this year’s finalists for the Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded to the defenseman that shows the “greatest all-round ability” at the position, as voted by the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the regular season. It is the first time each finalist […]

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March 6, 2013

NHL Trade Rumors: Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets Discussing Jack Johnson?

Per Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets may be discussing a deal that sends the offensive-defenseman Jack Johnson to the Penguins as a potential long-term addition. Rossi points out that GM Ray Shero has a pre-deadline history of trading otherwise promising defensemen for those who seemingly fit in for the long haul. And a […]

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June 24, 2012

Pittsburgh Penguins Expected To Go Hard After Ryan Suter

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Pittsburgh Penguins are expected to go hard after unrestricted free agent Ryan Suter next week. The Penguins want a top-line defenseman to pair with Kris Letang on the team’s first power-play unit and could have $15 million in cash to spend on free agents. Pittsburgh also will show considerable interest in Zach […]

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December 21, 2011

Oilers Interested In Kings Defensemen

Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal was answering a reader’s emails and proposed The Edmonton Oilers may try to snag a young defenseman from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Ales Hemsky ahead of the deadline: Matheson says “the Oilers need a puck-moving Kris Letang-type defender. I suspect they’ll be trying to get a blue-liner should they decide not to re-sign Ales Hemsky, […]

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November 29, 2011

Pacioretty Suspended Three Games

NHL.com reports that Max Pacioretty has been suspended for three games for hitting Penguins’ Kris Letang in the head. Letang broke his nose on the play and is questionable for Tuesday’s contest. Pacioretty will miss the Canadiens’ games this week, but he is eligible to return on December 6th. Pacioretty is Montreal’s leading goal scorer and […]

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