Although some pundits have hinted about a terrible season for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Christopher Letang never doubted what his team could achieve.
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Quebecker said this in an interview with Jean-Charles Lazoi on Tuesday.
“Honestly, I was not surprised. With the talent we have, I know it will be a playoff. There were a lot of people who thought we weren’t going to make the playoffs. I thought they were crazy. As long as a player like Sidney Crosby tops his game, there is no doubt in the charm that we will have a good team. “
The Penguins cross swords with the New York Islanders in the first round and Letang expects a lot of challenge.
“This is a very difficult team to play. They are very talented and they never leave their system. You often face a goal difference games against them. They have a good coach and a good goalkeeper. We should not lose our patience because we are very patient and should not keep our focus.”
At the individual level, the former Wall-de-Force shone with 45 games and a +19 record in 55 games. Although he found it admirable among the most serious contenders for the Norris Trophy, Quebecker admitted that he was aiming for another trophy.
“It’s nice to hear his name in things like that, but the biggest trophy to win is the Stanley Cup. I would never trade the Stanley Cup for the Norris Trophy. It’s always appreciated when people in the hockey world throw flowers at you.”