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Insider Only Draft Buzz: What’s Next for the Penguins as team, Kris Letang reach Agreement

Where do the Penguins pivot with Letang Contract wrapped up?

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Backtrack to late April and Penguins internally were bracing to go 1-for-3 at best in resigning Bryan Rust, Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin this off-season.

It’s no surprise the organization is ecstatic right now in being able to work out a new contract for Kris Letang several days before free agency.

As for Letang, the Penguins and Letang plan on putting the finishing touches on a new contract for when the two sides meet in person today in Montreal. An announcement could come as early as Thursday afternoon.

Kris I’m hoping to have done real soon here,” Penguins General Manager Ron Hextall , who is often guarded, said on Wednesday to the media.

As reported here last week, the Penguins deserve a lot of credit with bridging differences beyond money by dealing face to face with Letang. It had a major impact in breakthroughs over the last two weeks with the player as things earlier got personal between the player and team.

The question remains whether it will be a three or four year extension……

Sources say the two sides as of late last week were still discussing couple variations of a deal. A three year extension with an AAV Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

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