Source: Letang turns down Penguins' eight-year, $56M offer

{eot}
TSN.ca Staff
6/27/2013 10:24:39 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

A source told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com that Kris Letang's camp informed the Penguins on Thursday night that they were turning down an eight-year contract offer worth about $56 million.

LeBrun added that whether more contract talks are coming or whether the Penguins put Letang on the trade market remains to be seen.

LeBrun was also told by a source that Letang's camp counter-offered with a long-term deal which would pay less than $8 million - but more than $7.5 million - and the Penguins said it was too high.

Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported on Wednesday that Letang preferred the Toronto Maple Leafs atop a potential list of teams to go to should he be unable to sign an extension with the Penguins.

One year ago, the Penguins traded Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes after he also declined a long-term contract extension.

Where possible trades are concerned, Letang himself has no final say on who his next team would be.

Rossi told TSN Radio 1050 on Wednesday, "I've been told that if the Penguins couldn't reach some sort of understanding with Letang, and the belief was they wouldn't be able to sign him to some sort of deal, that Toronto has emerged as a preferred landing spot - perhaps by Letang. It would be a place that he would be willing, if dealt, to perhaps sign a long-term deal."

Kris Letang (Photo: The Canadian Press)

zoom

(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


Blue Jays on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 baseball insider Scott MacArthur provides daily coverage of the Blue Jays.


Jays Watch | Latest on the Jays


@
 | Monday at 7:07pm | Paxton vs. Happ
@
 | L 5-2 | W: Tanaka | L: Hutchison

Maple Leafs on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 is the home of the Leafs with Jonas Siegel providing daily coverage in his Leaf Report.


Latest on the Leafs | Leafs on 1050 Schedule


 | Free Agency Tracker
 | DraftCentre

Raptors on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 is the home of the Raptors with Josh Lewenberg providing coverage in his Raptors Report.


Latest on the Raptors


 | Free Agency Tracker
 | NBA Draft

Argos on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050 is the official broadcaster of the Argos with Mike Hogan providing coverage in his Argos Report.


Argos Hashmarks | Argos on TSN 1050 Schedule


@
 | Saturday, Oct. 4 at 4pm | (TSN 1050)
@
 | W 40-23 | Glenn: 291y | Steele: 73y

Toronto FC on TSN Radio 1050

TSN 1050's Gareth Wheeler provides coverage of TFC matches including pre-game shows live from BMO Field


Latest on TFC | TFC on TSN 1050 Schedule


@
| Saturday at 1pm | (TSN 1050)
@
| W 3-0 | Jackson, Moore, Gilberto
TSN TweetBox

Connect with TSN Radio 1050

Email us at live@tsn1050.ca

Text your comments to 105050 (standard message rates apply) Details

Or

Text inquiries to 105050 (standard message rates apply) Details

Follow on Twitter: @TSN1050Radio

Call us at 416-870-1050 or Toll Free Across Canada: 855-591-6876

Advertising: Call: 416-384-2900. Or email: advertising@tsn1050.ca

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television