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Kris Letang possibly leaving Pittsburgh? One Insider believes so

Published March 27, 2022 at 5:54 PM
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When you think of the Pittsburgh Penguins, you usually have three players who come to mind, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Kris Letang. The 3 have been with the Penguins their entire careers and have won 3 Stanley Cups together including back-to-back Cups in 2016 and 2017.

However, sources say that Kris Letang could possibly be playing elsewhere next season. According to La Presse's journalist Mathias Brunet he believes, 'this will be Kris Letang's final year a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins.' Brunet goes on to share that he believes Letang will likely be a Montreal Canadien next season:

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I would be shocked if Kristopher Letang does not play with the Canadiens next year. He has yet to sign in Pittsburgh, he could have done so. I believe that he is coming to Montreal. That is my personal feeling. Letang said 'If I don't sign in Pittsburgh you know where I am going'. Does he have a good enough relationship with Kent Hughes to tell himself, we sign for 2 years and don't worry if you're still good in 2 years we will re-sign you.



For those that don't know, Montreal Canadiens General Manager, Kent Hughes was Letang's agent before being hired by the Canadiens. Could that connection bring Letang to the Canadiens? With the Canadiens recently trading Ben Chiarot and expected to trade Jeff Petry this summer, the Canadiens will have both cap space and a need for an experienced mentor on their backend.

Letang, 34, has played in 925 games all with the Pittsburgh Penguins and has a total of 141 goals, 494 assists with a +97 rating.

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