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Poll reveals which Penguins' player fans want traded most

Fans overwhelmingly vote for one of the team's best players. Who would you want the team to trade most?

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are open for business, and with the team mired in a slump, the odds increase that Jim Rutherford will seek to make a major trade to shake things up.

The team's two Stanley Cup runs in back-to-back years have seemingly tired out the legs of most skaters on the team, perhaps explaining the average season they are having this year.

TribLIVE is currently conducting a fan poll, asking which player should be traded, and the results are rather surprising.

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44% of respondents wish to see Kris Letang traded, which is more than double the next player, Olli Maatta. Letang has been a staple of this roster for years, and a huge part of the team's achievements. He is having a rocky season defensively despite putting up good numbers offensively.

Pittsburgh fans have taken exception to his play and so perhaps it isn't all that surprising that nearly half the poll wants him gone. He would bring tremendous value in a trade. One would think a team like the Montreal Canadiens would love to bring in a Quebec-native.

Who do you think should be traded?