cheesesteakwithegg wrote:Just caught the tail end of the Madden interview on DVE. He said that right before the Pens signed Letang last year, they had a deal in place to trade him for a bunch of pieces to re-stock the team. Ownership didn't ax the deal, but upper management did because "Letang is too marketable." Had to Morehouse, correct?
No. There's no way Morehouse has any real input on actual hockey-related businesses. You're telling me he has the power to override Shero AND Lemiuex/Burkle? Please.
FWIW, I believe the story was to be the Pens had offers for Letang at the draft from a couple of the teams in the Top-5, who were offering their pick plus a choice of a top prospect. It was considered, but Shero opted not to bite. The idea of Morehouse axing any trade is absurd.