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Trade Letang

from Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

He's a great kid. Occasionally a great defenseman, too.

And that's precisely why it's time to trade him.

Or at least think a whole heck of a lot about it.

To repeat, this isn't negative. It's not about Letang's maddening tendencies, his misfires or giveaways. It's certainly not about any one game — and Letang was quite good, for the record, in the 5-1 flogging of the Canadiens, including a sweet assist on a Sidney Crosby goal — nor is it about his injury-plagued season, nor even his star-crossed career.

Rather, it's quite the opposite. It's that Letang remains so valuable that he can get you a mint. And if that mint happens to involve pieces that work better with the Penguins' broader puzzle, all the more reason a trade merits robust consideration.


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redxblack's avatar

By that logic, they should trade Malkin and Crosby.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 01/23/14 at 11:25 AM ET

Alan's avatar

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 01/23/14 at 11:25 AM ET

Hypothetically speaking, if Letang were up for grabs, would you snag him? Depending on the asking price, I would probably consider it.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/23/14 at 02:32 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

I’m not a huge fan of letang, I think we should pass on him ?

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 01/23/14 at 04:55 PM ET


KH has not the balls nor the brains to get letang.

Posted by Pasha1277 on 01/23/14 at 06:59 PM ET

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