Wouldn’t Vinny Lecavalier and Kris Letang both look good in a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey? Leaf fans can only drool at this prospect, but it might not be all that far-fetched. The Lightning has bought out the rest of Lecavalier’s contract, and in Pittsburgh there is talk Letang, a Norris Trophy finalist, wants out and would like to come to Toronto. Sources told Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter Rob Rossi that Toronto has emerged as a potential destination if Letang can’t work out a long-term deal with the Penguins. Letang, 26, is said to be disgruntled because some members of management rate Paul Martin ahead of him on the Pittsburgh blue line. Penguins GM Ray Shero has not ruled out trading Letang, who is in the last year of his contract and is trying to work out an extension, according to Rossi. Letang has not asked for a trade, but with the entry draft coming up on Sunday, trade talk could heat up. Letang’s agent, Kent Hughes, said he and Shero are “still talking” about a new deal for the high-scoring defenceman: 38 points, tied with P.K. Subban for the league lead, despite missing 13 games. The price to acquire Letang would be steep: a roster player, first-round pick and top prospect, or two roster players, according to Rossi.
Possible Toronto deal for Letang, Lecavalier?
Toronto Star | Jun 29