Found August 13, 2013 on Talk Hockey:
Vladimir Malkin - father of Pittsburgh Penguins star forward Evgeni Malkin - offered up some candid comments on his son's NHL tenure this week, including the suggestion that another team was interested in his services. In an interview with Russian sports website SovSport translated by Dmitry Chesnokov of Yahoo! Sports, the elder Malkin said that the Dallas Stars offered Evgeni more money than the Penguins this summer. - TSN.caHowever, Malkin wanted to stay long-term in Pittsburgh, and he signed an eight-year contract extension worth $76 million with the team in June earlier this year. Dallas did go on and make a blockbuster trade for Tyler Seguin in a deal with the Boston Bruins anyways after missing out on Malkin.Related:Edmonton Oilers interested in Dion PhaneufVideo: Evgeni Malkin Unreal Goal Against Lightning

Did Stars tamper with Evgeni Malkin?

An interview with the Penguins superstar's father revealed that the Dallas Stars may have illegally offered his son a massive contract. 

Agent: Malkin ‘wishes always to remain in Pittsburgh’

Evgeni Malkin never entertained thoughts about playing for an NHL team other than the Penguins his agent said Tuesday. J.P. Barry told the Tribune-Review negotiations with the Penguins for Malkin's contract were “super smooth because both sides wanted to get something done quickly.” Malkin agreed to an eight-year $76 million (total) contract in June — within days of the...

Malkin’s dad: ‘Dallas offered my son a bigger contract than Pittsburgh’

Vladimir Malkin, the father of Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin, says the Stars made his son an offer to play in Dallas. Vladimir told Russian media outlet SovSport that the Stars offered his son a larger contract than the Penguins, which would violate the NHL’s tampering laws. Evgeni signed an eight-year, $76 million 

Dallas Stars Deny Report of Tampering With Evgeni Malkin, Offering Him Bigger Contract Than Penguins

Evgeni Malkin has played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the forward has never experienced free agency, but that didn’t stop his father from claiming that his son received an offer from the Dallas Stars while still under contract with the Pens. In an interview with Russian media outlet Sovetsky Sport, Malkin’s father, Vladimir, said that the Stars offered...

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Penguins CEO Defends Sidney Crosby After Superstar Was Recently Able to Cut Line at Local DMV

There’s a good amount of the general public that would say the DMV is hell on earth. Visiting the local DMV is usually insufferable with a lot of painstaking waiting around all to just get a picture taken and have something updated. It’s the worst. If you’re one of the best hockey players on the planet and you got to renew your license at the DMV in the city in which you are...

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