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from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
There are people who say the Pittsburgh Penguins should blow it up, six years after their Stanley Cup win and nowhere near another trip to the finals.
So would they ever dangle star Evgeni Malkin for trade?
I would. They’re not trading Sidney Crosby, but Malkin would bring back a boatload.
Rick Nash got the Columbus Blue Jackets four pieces and he’s not Malkin, 29 in July, who has won a Hart and two Art Ross trophies over his career.
I’m just spitballing, but what if they shopped him to the Detroit Red Wings, who have scads of good young forwards and defencemen. Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, who replaced Steve Yzerman and Sergei Fedorov years back, aren’t getting any younger.
Or maybe Florida and Colorado have some of what Pittsburgh might want.
There is one crazy wild-card in all of this too, of course. Maybe Crosby doesn’t see any light at the end of the tunnel at 28, and he makes it known he wouldn’t be adverse to moving.
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Things looked grim for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the beginning moments of Saturday’s tilt against the Boston Bruins when Evgeni Malkin briefly left the game after a strong shoulder from Chris Kelly. He would later return.
Malkin did not return to the bench at the start of the 2nd period.
Also, Sidney Crosby took the pre-game but was a late scratch by the Penguins.
Only update from the Penguins...
Sidney Crosby took pre-game warmup but determined that he could not play in the Bruins/Penguins game
Watch his pre-game skate below...
from Sergei Butov and Slava Malamud at Sport-Express (rough Google translation),
We are here to see you in training sweater tucked into pants. What can you say about the "rule of Ovechkin?"
Malkin- Yes I do with him now not ready to talk because of this! Changed all because of him, and I am suffering. It's already a habit, you know? Whole life to do something, and then forbid it. I when I fill a sweater, I feel that I'm so a hundred times more comfortable. I just cowards are - love to hung lower, and ride up here shirt. In the first month it was a terrible problem. Every time you go out on the ice, the judge you immediately "pushes", and it is also knocks the game. Well, at least now I have made a new sweater - slightly longer at the back.
Alexander just loves to show individuality - sweater pants tuck, roll the sleeves for biceps ...
Malkin- That's right, and because we want young children to emulate. And yellow laces wear and roll up the sleeves. I think the fans should like it when everyone has his own style. Vaughn, Gretzky also ran. I think the NHL correctly entered all at once forbid, with no one to consult ... And all piled one on Ovechkin. Well, then let only Ovechkin and prohibit. I talked about this with Sid, he believes that the rule may be canceled. Far too many are complaining. Can you imagine what would happen if someone's jersey in the playoff remove!
more (translated) including Olympic, Ovechkin and Crosby talk... Note the conversation with Malkin took place before his injury last night.
(Pittsbugh, PA June 13,2013) The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with forward Evgeni Malkin on an eight-year $76 million contract extension, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
The deal begins with the 2014-15 season and runs through the 2021-22 campaign, and has an average annual value of $9.5 million. He will earn $9.5 million for each of the eight seasons.
from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,
... this summer will probably see a NHL player sign a deal that averages at least $10 million per season for the first time in roughly a decade. Pittsburgh Penguins centre Evgeni Malkin should be able to command that type of money when negotiations begin on an extension that will start in 2014.
Ray Shero, the Penguins general manager, has already acknowledged that Malkin will likely be given a higher cap hit than captain Sidney Crosby, who signed a whopping 12-year extension prior to the lockout that pays him an average of $8.7-million per season.
It’s worth looking closely at that front-loaded deal — one that can’t be repeated under the new collective bargaining agreement. Crosby is scheduled to earn $86.4 million during the first eight seasons, which averages out to $10.8 million per year.
Why wouldn’t Malkin seek something similar over that same time period?
Essentially, the only thing that would get cut out is the extra years at a reduced salary tacked on the end to help lower the overall cap hit.
more plus other players who may hit the $10M mark...
from The Good, The Bad, And The Duthie,
From the opening face-off, it looked like a couple of guys trying to show-off to win the same girl (Natalia maybe?) They were ridiculously dangerous on almost every shift. They went after each other, with Ovechkin trying to flatten Malkin in the Danger Zone (ask Dean McAmmond where that is), and then almost scrapping moments later. It was Anything You Can Do…translated in Russian.
Watch the attempted hit by Ovechkin on Malkin…