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While We Wait For The Draft To Start

Why not enjoy the highlights from the Stanley Cup Finals, Wings vs. Penguins.

Watch below and sorry to say Hulu is still only allowing IPs from the States to view their videos.  Hopefully that will change by next season.

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Russian League Interested In Malkin

from Rick Westhead of the Toronto Star,

Several teams in Russia’s revamped pro hockey league want to repatriate NHL all-star Evgeni Malkin by offering him a contract that would make him hockey’s highest-paid player – by a wide margin.

In a move that would surely send a shock through NHL, whose executives are gathered today in Ottawa for the amateur player draft, the Russian teams are poised to offer the Russian-born Pittsburgh Penguins forward a multi-year contract worth at least $12.5 million (all figures U.S.) tax free per season, said a source familiar with the matter.

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Botterill Would Rather Be On The Ice

from the Beaver County Times,

Now embarking on his second season as the Pittsburgh Penguins’ director of hockey administration, (Jason) Botterill hardly qualifies as dumb. C’mon, the guy has a master’s degree in business. And though he may have been a jock in his younger days — he did have an outstanding amateur hockey career — Botterill is taking more enlightened pursuits these days.

His job duties include monitoring the NHL’s salary cap, financial forecasting, performing contract research and working on salary arbitration cases.

But make no mistake, given his druthers, Botterill would still like to be on the ice instead of the front office. It just didn’t work out that way.

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Bizarre Dealings

from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province,

The farther one goes along with this Collective Bargaining Agreement now in place in the NHL, the more bizarre are the experiences that keep arising….

The first is the case of Evgeni Malkin, who gave the Pens and their fans a lift of hope when he announced—much to his agent J. P. Barry’s chagrin—that he doesn’t need to be paid any more than Sidney Crosby on a five-year deal.

After Barry got through rending his garments at his client’s honesty, he thought about the opportunities staying in Pittsburgh might afford the young Russian in terms of competing for championships and came to the conclusion that as long as they limit the term to five years or the loss of just one year of unrestricted free agency, a deal near Crosby’s $8.7 million per season might be acceptable.

read on plus Jeff Carter talk…

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All The Rumor Talk

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

The Penguins are trying to make a blockbuster move before tomorrow night’s NHL draft at Scotiabank Place.

League sources say Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero offered all-star centre Evgeni Malkin to the Kings for the No. 2 overall pick in the draft and a player, possibly centre Mike Cammalleri….

Kings GM Dean Lombardi told Sun Media yesterday that he’s had two solid offers for the No. 2 pick, but after meeting with his ownership group decided to stay the course by building with young players.

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Also from Garrioch,

There’s a lot of talk the Leafs are going to make a Group II offer to Flyers restricted free-agent C Jeff Carter on July 1. Toronto GM Cliff Fletcher tried to deal for Carter at the trade deadline in February, but couldn’t when Leafs D Tomas Kaberle refused to waive his no-trade clause

more rumor talk…

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Wrong Numbers

from Empty Netters,

Several media outlets have reported that the Penguins extended a contract offer of between $50-52 million over seven years to Marian Hossa, but Hossa’s agent Ritch Winter said those reports were completely off base.

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Malone Rights May Be Headed To Columbus

from Aaron Portzline of the Dispatch,

After months of planning and strategy, the Blue Jackets’ summer of significant change is nearing the launch pad.

A trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for the negotiating rights to winger Ryan Malone could be struck today or, more likely, Wednesday, NHL sources told The Dispatch

more on the Blue Jackets…

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Pa. Gov. Goes ‘Red’

from Empty Netters,

Regardless, perception can be reality and that “reality” was enforced somewhat when Rendell had the above picture of himself released sporting a Red Wings jersey and sucking down some Faygo “pop.” No, Rendell didn’t have Darren Helm in his fantasy pool. He was actually paying up on a bet with Michigan Governor Jennifer Grandholm.

more with pic…

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Malkin Could Be Moved

from Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

A month ago, Evgeni Malkin was the toast of the town.

Now, you wonder if he’s just plain toast.

Should star winger Marian Hossa accept the long-term, lucrative contract offer the Penguins have put before him, Malkin’s days in Pittsburgh could be numbered.

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Hossa A Priority In Pittsburgh

from Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

The Penguins have made signing right wing Marian Hossa to a long-term contract their No. 1 priority, according to several players, agents and team officials who spoke to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on the condition of anonymity.

All other offseason moves will be determined by the Penguins’ success or failure in this pursuit of Hossa, who scored 12 goals and recorded 26 points in 20 Stanley Cup playoff games skating alongside star center Sidney Crosby.

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