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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 Penguins' season-ending loss to Boston in the Eastern Conference final. The deal kicks in after the upcoming season.
Negotiations with the Penguins did not include Malkin's parents Vladimir and Natalia.
A report Monday from the Russia newspaper Sovietsky Sport quoted Vladimir Malkin saying negotiations with the Penguins were difficult and that his son had considered playing for other teams — including the Dallas Stars New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens.
Vladimir Malkin in the Russian report also said Dallas made his son a more lucrative offer. The Stars issued a statement Tuesday denying they ma...
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An interview with the Penguins superstar's father revealed that the Dallas Stars may have illegally offered his son a massive contract.
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...
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
As a hockey fan who’s grown disenchanted with the Pittsburgh Penguins’ erratic team defense—particularly during the playoffs—I’ve often wished the Pens could figure a way to implant a Michel Therrien chip into Dan Bylsma’s noggin. Then the black and gold would have the best of both worlds—an upbeat, popular coach who could instill in his troops a sense of defensive...
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...
An emphatic Pittsburgh Penguins CEO has come to the defense of Sidney Crosby after it was reported over the weekend the former MVP was given preferential treatment at a Pittsburgh-area DMV.
Crosby for his part shrugged off the situation.
"Anyone that knows Sid or follows hockey -- in Pittsburgh or anywhere -- knows that's not the person he is" David Morehouse told...
If you’re as bored of the Sidney Crosby/DMV talk as we are, you’re probably hoping for something a little different to help the dog days of summer pass a little more quickly. Over the next few weeks, we will be doing a slew of Top Five lists for your perusal.
Since we’re all sick of talking about Crosby, let’s kick things off with the Top Five Pre-Sidney Crosby Playoff Goals...
Bruins fans saw first hand how much of a whiner and complainer Penguins star, Sidney Crosby was in the Eastern Conference Finals. He NEVER gave Boston any credit and NEVER took any blame.
He is just a Whine Connoisseur, a person of informed and discriminating taste when it comes to being a baby.
Can you say ENTITLEMENT?
And it looks like he whined his way to the front of the line...
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...
College Hockey: Providence Goalie Giles making impression on the Flames. [Herald Hockey]
Thieves make off with Roberto Luongo’s tires, leave him with useless tire pump [Pass it to Bulis]
From the soon to be Brooklyn Islanders… Islanders' run of fan torture is unparalleled [The Sporting News]
Penguins Star Evgeni Malkin has a year left on his contract with the...
from Rory Boylen of The Hockey News,
Who are the most likely players to fall short of their efforts in 2013? That’s the focus of this week’s Top 10.
Kris Letang: An offensive defenseman on an attacking zone team, Letang’s output took a sharp uptick in 2011-12 and then went even higher in 2013. With 38 points in 35 games, Letang tied with Norris Trophy winner P.K....