Discussions between Kris Letang and the penguins are progressing

Earlier this week, I wrote that the Penguins still haven’t had serious talks with Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang about a contract extension. In my opinion it was completely insane as I can’t imagine a world where Sidney Crosby would be alone on his island in Pittsburgh.

My colleague Charles-Alexis Brisebois said yesterday the chances of seeing Letang again in Pittsburgh are good.

And today we learn that talks between Letang and the penguins have indeed resumed. Not only that, but they’ve progressed so far in the last few hours that a new deal could be expected before the free agent market opens up. According to David Pagnotta, we would be talking about a salary between 7 and 8 million per season. However, the duration was not mentioned.

It’s obvious that Letang is not closed to the idea of ​​staying in Pittsburgh. But it is also clear that he does not want to stay with the penguins at any price.

And I fully understand that.

This is likely Letang’s last chance to sign a major NHL contract. And he needs to capitalize on it.

At 35 he still has a few good years in the tank. But we must also not forget that he has not been spared from injuries in his career and could catch up to him at some point.

And on the penguin side, they don’t really have a choice if you ask me. You just can’t lose Malkin and Letang without getting something in return.


– Quite an achievement.

– Interesting for huskies.

– Whoa.

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