jwit wrote:Before anybody goes ballistic, he had no source. He merely raised the subject with savran on the radio. He truthfully stated that Rey Shero's history suggest his bigger splash deals have always been moving young d men (well thought of) on the rise, right before their next big deal is due (whitney, gogo). They were moved for multiple assets. The only such d man on the roster is 58. He made some sense. They may not be able to double his salary next year and a canadian team wouldn't mind overpaying for him. He theorized that you could get a stay at home d, of lesser value of course and a rugged wing/grinder and a prospect for 58. History does not lie, what he stated about the past was true, but if shero does it he has huge balls. I like 58, he is a physical marvel, but he's either not getting guidance here, or he's not that smart. His play is not what i'd call cerebral. Still tough to trade that much raw ability.
I heard this, typical Rossi trying to create drama. One thing, Whitney already signed a six year deal. i'm not sure about Gog's contract, but I don't think he was ever considered to be on the same level as Letang. Apparently Rosi forgot about the article we wrote a little over a month ago where Shero stated that signing Malkin and Letang are his priority signings this summer. Mark Madden discussed it on his show and thought it was plain stupid, he asked Dan Potash and Dan said he could not imagine it. Potash said he envisions Letang playing out his career as a Penguin.