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Are the Habs interested in Kris Letang?

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Will the Habs target Kris Letang in the offseason if he is not re-signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins?
Will the Habs target Kris Letang in the offseason if he is not re-signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins?

The Montreal Canadiens playoff hopes are likely over for the 2022 NHL season, so NHL trade rumors have already started on what will the Habs do in the offseason.

Nicolas Cloutier of TVA Sports states that GM Marc Bergevin or whomever is the next GM of the Montreal Canadiens, one of their first offseason moves will be to improve Montreal’s defensive corps and target Kris Letang.

Letang has expressed his desire to play in Montreal very recently, in an interview with Renaud Lavoie. Letang stated, “It’s hard to imagine yourself in another jersey when you’ve been wearing the same one for 15 years, but if you told me tomorrow morning that the Penguins didn’t want me anymore, then if I had to give you a top 3 or top 4 teams [to choose], the Canadiens would be one of the teams for sure.”

With Letang turning 35 next year, Cloutier feels the Habs could offer up a two year contract, but could go up to four years, if that’s what it takes to get a deal done at an AVV of $7 or $7.5 million per year.

This all depends on if Shea Weber comes back or Letang re-signs with the Pittsburgh Penguins, if not Weber’s LTIR salary could be used to sign Letang.

If the Habs cannot sign Letang, they could look at signing John Klingberg.

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