Forensics: Kris Letang

Anthony Lancione




Will this be Letang’s best season yet?


It's been a rollercoaster year as far as Pittsburgh Penguins rearguard, Kris Letang is concerned. We are now less than 11 months removed from when the then-26-year-old's wife, Catherine "found him lying on the floor of their home, alert but unable to function"; a product of suffering a stroke at an insanely premature stage in life.


"Could it be the end of his playing days at 26 years of age?" is a questions that surely he, the Letang family, teammates, Penguin's staff,  analysts and fans alike were certainly thinking upon hearing the shocking news.


Letang missed 45 games as he took every step to nurse himself back to health. He would go on to return just on time for the playoffs, only a few months later. However, the lurking questions regarding whether or not he would ever be the same player continued to percolate.