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Marshall: If Pens Trade Letang, The Return Has To Be Right

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(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan)- The Pittsburgh Penguins have a lot of questions this offseason following a sweep at the hands of the Boston Bruins. Perhaps the most pressing question regards the future of head coach Dan Bylsma.

“I think that when you look at the series as a whole and you look at what the Bruins did and some things that Dan Bylsma did to kind of counteract that, I think this is really just a case of the team not finishing,” Jesse Marshall of Faceoff-Factor.com told Colin Dunlap. “I think the question becomes how much of that falls on the head coach.”

Another question surrounds the future of Kris Letang, the Norris Trophy finalist who is only under contract for one more year. Marshall said if the Pens are going to trade Letang, they have to get a good return.

“The market is going to be high. I think that he’s earned a good paycheck. I think that his body of work is sound enough that he could go somewhere and make a living off of it and get a really, really good deal. But I think that if you’re going to trade him, it has to be for the right parts.”

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