pens_CT wrote:DontToewsMeBro wrote:I think moving Letang makes sense. He's going to command a lot of money. a lot. If you can get Crosby's wing (Yakupov/Eberle/Ryan/etc.) and a nice defensive d-man, it would be difficult to say no. He is a Norris guy, but our strength is on our defensive depth. Comparatively, Letang brings in a better return relative to his value than any of our defensive prospects right now.
So when do you trade him? At the deadline or after this season?
I don't think it's necessary to treat Letang like a time bomb, someone you actively try to shop around until you find a suitor, nor do I think Shero will play his hand like that. I just think Letang is not, and should not be, untouchable. There are only two players on this team with that title. I'm not concerned about when the deal is made. If he were to be traded, the Penguins couldn't possibly be less prepared for the playoffs this year without Letang than we were last year with him.