The Pittsburgh Penguins weren't able to accomplish the incredible feat of winning three Stanley Cups in a row, and with their playoff elimination it looks like changes are coming.
We've already heard rumours of the Penguins possibly thinking about moving Phil Kessel and Derick Brassard, now it looks like their star defenseman could be available as well.
While speaking with Josh Yohe of The Athletic, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford made a very interesting statement regarding defenseman Kris Letang.
“Let me put it this way,” Rutherford said of Letang, “He’s not a guy that I’m actively trying to trade from our team. He’s been a great player for a long time and I think he’ll continue to be so. But, I can’t sit here and project an offer that some team could come along and make. I can’t project the future.”
This is usually general manager speak for "give me a call" to the other GM's across the league.
Letang carries a $7.25million cap hit through the 2021-22 season and of course plenty of injury baggage.
However, even at 31, Letang remains one of the best puck moving defenseman in the league. The defenseman constantly puts up points on the board whether in regular season or in the playoffs and could be a great addition to a team that can afford his cap hit.