New article on Kris from TribLive – Great read!
Jason Mackey, wrote a great piece on Kris that was posted on TribLive last night. Here are some stand out quotes, to read the complete article, please follow the link at the end of the post.
So does talent, which Letang has in bunches, whether it’s his skating, his puck-moving abilities, his creativity, his shot or his smarts.
And coach Mike Johnston’s system — one that’s predicated on defensemen not only jumping into the play but making an impact — is perfect for someone like Letang, who has three goals in three games since returning from a five-game absence because of a groin injury.
“He’s a key guy on the power play, so that’s important as far as his role goes,” Johnston said. “He’s dangerous when he jumps up ice. He adds a lot to our attack.”
“I’m a guy who likes to bring a lot of offense from the back end by my skating or passing,” Letang said. “My transition game, I would say, is my biggest asset.
“When you have forwards like we do, it’s always a good thing when you have a guy who can move the puck up, skate, join the rush and be an option for them.