The Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t been shy to make some moves, trading Jordan Staal, getting Tomas Vokoun, Brenden Morrow, Douglas Murray, and Jarome Iginla. After the Penguins flat lined in the Eastern Conference Finals, Penguins GM Ray Shero, wasted no time getting star Evgeni Malkin locked in for 8 more seasons.
With Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin signed for long term, Pittsburgh is obviously making them the faces of the franchise. So what do the Penguins do with Kris Letang? Ray Shero has been in no contact with Letang this offseason, so what does this mean for the d-man?
Could Shero trade him? With teams like Philadelphia setting the bar and making their case of how badly they need a defenseman like Mark Streit, the Penguins would be able to truly cash in if they were willing to talk about moving Letang.
The Penguins owe Letang $3.5 million next season and Ray Shero has said he will not pay Letang more than 6 million a season. So should Pittsburgh explore trading Letang during the last season of his contract, and get a more than likely, a more than fair deal for him? Or should the Penguins hold onto him through the season, and risk letting him go to free agency? The Penguins could also resign him, but from the sounds of it, Letang is looking to cash in and there are teams out there that are willing to pay more than the $6 million than the Penguins are willing to give him. What do you think the Penguins should do about the situation?