Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is the hot topic of discussion of late after seeing Gabriel Landeskog sign for a contract extension for $5.57 annually. Some fans think Nuge is worth more and some think the Edmonton Oilers would be crazy to give him anywhere near that.
Word is out that Kris Letang has turned down eight years $56 million contract to stay in Pittsburgh and play with some guys named Crosby and Malkin. Letang has asked for $8 million per year with a quick no thanks sent back his way from Penguins management. It is quite obvious that Letang would rather make an extra million dollars per year than have a chance to win Lord Stanley’s cup year in/year out and as a hockey fan that is quite disappointing. That being said I’ve never had a chance to make $1 million a year let alone an extra million dollars per year so I can’t really blame the guy for trying. Bob MacKenzie noted yesterday that Letang was upset with his last contract with the Penguins, management used their leverage to get an extra year on the contract and therefore Letang is simply using his leverage this time around to get as much as possible. MacKenzie noted that Letang feels like he was underpaid this season and definitely will be underpaid this upcoming season thus wanting to grab as much as possible with his new deal.