Unless they really heist someone with this deal, It's a step back for many seasons. The Penguins just cannot go out and replace Kris Letang on the free agent market, players like that almost never come available. They'll just waste James Neal's prime dithering around with mediocre talent on the backend.
Well if they are gonna lose him anyway in one season cause they can't afford him. Thats the thing, you have one year to make it worth if he stays, then if you're not the team lifting the cup. You lost your gamble and you lose him for nothing. Now thats a major stepback.
Edited by SterioDesign, 28 June 2013 - 06:11 PM.