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07:22 AM ET 06.27 | On one level, Kris Letang prefers to stay and play in Pittsburgh. He also prefers to play for a team that believes he is its best defenseman. Letang, coming off his first Norris Trophy (top defenseman) nomination, has grown uneasy about his standing within the organization, sources said Wednesday. The Tribune-Review recently reported that some members of management and coaches rated Paul Martin as the club's best defenseman last season. Penguins general manager Ray Shero remains high on Letang, especially his upside. ... [Letang] reiterated Wednesday that his focus is on working out a new contract with the Penguins. However, Toronto has emerged as a potential destination if there is a breaking point with the Penguins, the sources said.

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June 27, 2013  08:19 AM ET

I don't care where this dude goes as long as he STAYS THE HELL AWAY FROM DALLAS!!!!!

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June 27, 2013  08:34 AM ET

He also prefers to play for a team that believes he is its best defenseman.

Has to be a beer league team somewhere

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June 27, 2013  08:44 AM ET
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Lmao Letang for Benn? Loui?

I'm confident Jim Nill won't be making those kind of trades.








Please Jim - don't make those kind of trades.

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June 27, 2013  09:00 AM ET
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He also prefers to play for a team that believes he is its best defenseman. Has to be a beer league team somewhere

Does Shero have Homlgren on speed dial?..or heaven forbid....Sather?

June 27, 2013  09:20 AM ET

Dare to dream.

June 27, 2013  09:20 AM ET

You might be in a tad stronger negotiating position Kris if you weren't the sweepee.

June 27, 2013  09:24 AM ET
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I'm confident Jim Nill won't be making those kind of trades. Please Jim - don't make those kind of trades.

LOL.


PenStars!!

June 27, 2013  09:28 AM ET

Tampa oficially announced they are buying out Vinnie....

June 27, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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Tampa oficially announced they are buying out Vinnie....

End of an era in TB right there.

June 27, 2013  09:32 AM ET
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Tampa oficially announced they are buying out Vinnie....

Wowsers.

June 27, 2013  09:33 AM ET

I'd say Krug's shot has him at least one leg up on Letang - ineffective on d, weak shot, isn't exactly Orr, or Park or even Coffey, is it?

June 27, 2013  09:34 AM ET

He's "grown uneasy" about his standing with the Pens? Sounds like a job for Frasier Crane!

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June 27, 2013  09:37 AM ET
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Tampa oficially announced they are buying out Vinnie....

It's called the beginning of the end phase II. Phase I was giving him the contract. Vinnie is now very rich like Bryz, and can still get a bit more on the market - enter the ROB-erto. Another week and these guys'll be buying the dirt-dogs.

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