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Insider Only Rumors: Penguins offered near identical extensions to Malkin, Letang

Source: Letang Remains in Line to command 4 year deal

Kris Letang’s former agent Ken Hughes, who was recently named Montreal Canadiens GM, made it known to the Penguins brass just before training camp that any chance of extension was going to take a four year deal and there was going to be little room on their end for much of any of a paycut from Letang’s current salary of $7.25 million per season.

Multiple sources say the Letang camp approached the Penguins about a 4 year deal worth around Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

Several months later and Hextall/Burke have continued to be hellbent on not bending beyond Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

The Penguins after the New Year finally exchanged some numbers with Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang camps, sources say. There are strong indications the Penguins offered both players near identical Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

The offer was ‘strongly’ declined from the Letang side, while the Penguins feel some level of progress Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

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