The Pittsburgh Penguins had a disappointing playoff run as they didn't even make it out of the qualifying round.
Pittsburgh was pretty much dominated by the 12th ranked Montreal Canadiens and following the Penguins elimination general manager Jim Rutherford said big changes were coming.
He started it off by shipping off his first round pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward Kasperi Kapanen.
Rutherford has also been trying to trade goalie Matt Murray and it sounds like he's also likely to move one of his biggest names.
According to Penguins' insider Bob Rossi of The Athletic, Kris Letang has told several teammates that he expects to be traded this offseason. While Letang has feared he would be traded before, he believes all signs point to him having played his last game in Pittsburgh.
Rossi adds that Letang hasn't just told teammates but also those close to him a trade is coming this offseason or possibly even during the season.
He's not making it up out of thin air either as Rossi reports Rutherford has been asking GM's across the league if they would be "interested in Letang" to feel out what a possible return could look like.
The Penguins' 33 year old defenseman has dealt with some injury issues over the years but when healthy is still a top contributor for the team. The right shot dman has two years left on his contract with an AAV of $7.25million and a modified no trade/no movement clause.
He registered 44 points in 61 games this past season after putting up 56 points in 65 games last season.
Kris Letang wants to retire with the Penguins. But he doesn't think he'll get that chance. GM Jim Rutherford is gauging interest, and Letang has told teammates he expects to be traded this offseason or coming season. From @Real_RobRossi: https://t.co/j2dTcY3q4K
— The Athletic Pittsburgh (@TheAthleticPGH) September 8, 2020