Penguins defenseman Christopher Letang, who was initially eliminated from the playoffs for the third season in a row, had to answer a number of previously asked questions. Is this the end of an era in Pittsburgh? Will Sidney Crosby and Evgeny Mulkin, along with a major part of the team that owns itself, be demolished?
If Quebecare ignores everything, he knows one thing. He wants to end his career with the establishment of Pennsylvania, with his two Acolytes, with whom he has lifted the Stanley Cup three times.
“It’s not my decision and I do not want to think about such a thing,” Letong cleared his record on Friday, speaking to the media for the last time this season. I don’t think we can say we had a bad season. We finished first in the category which is referred to as the most difficult. We faced a good opponent in the first round and we controlled the game for most of the series. ”
“In the end, I think we have a good team, a good core. I still believe this team of players can achieve great things.”
While Crosby has a contract in his pocket until the end of the 2024-2025 season, this is not the case with Malkin and Letong, who have only one season left in their contracts.
“It simply came to our notice then. [Malkin], [Crosby] And I want to end our career with the Penguins. We really believe in ourselves and we still have a lot to do. This is what we want, but it is not ourselves. “
Following their last Stanley Cup victory in 2017, the Penguins won only one playoff series next year. In their last three spring dance performances they failed to reach the next round. This condition indicates a wind of change through management in the next offseason.