Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/18/14
In a paid subsciption, Craig Custance of ESPN discusses the possibility of paying and/or moving Malkin. I've tried to post the most important part here... Evgeni Malkin, who was arguably the Penguins' best player in Game 3, is entering the final year of his contract that pays him $8.7 million next season. He can sign an extension in July, and those negotiations will be fascinating because he'll become the biggest star to work out a new deal under the restrictions of the CBA. Pittsburgh can't drive down the annual salary cap hit with extra years on the end of the contract because of the new rules regarding contract length under the new CBA. The longest Malkin can sign with the Penguins is eight years, and that option drops to seven years if Malkin hits the market in 2014. According to Article 50.6 of the new CBA, the yearly salary of a player can't exceed 20 percent of the upper limit at the time the standard player contract is signed. So that's $14 million under the curre...
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  • The Penguins cannot afford losing Malkin. Malkin to me is the best player in the NHL.
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