Found June 15, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Giroux's agent, Pat Brisson, did not respond to phone calls, but he must have smiled when Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin signed an eight-year deal Thursday for $76 million. The deal starts in 2014-15 and carries an average cap hit of $9.5 million. Giroux doesn't yet have Malkin's pedigree - the Penguins' star has an MVP award and has won two scoring titles - but he is considered one of the NHL's premier players. If a new deal is consummated, it will undoubtedly make Giroux the Flyers' highest-paid player. Based on the market, he probably will average between $7 million and $8 million per season in a long-term deal. more

A Trading Problem In Philadelphia

from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News, Asking the Flyers to not get in on the action is like asking 95 percent of all hockey cards not to depreciate in value. It’s in their DNA. It’s what they do. Unfortunately, evidence suggesting constant roster turnover isn’t the ideal way to construct a Stanley Cup-winning product continues to mount. But it looks as if we’re in...

30 Teams In 30 Days–Philadelphia Flyers

Despite the best efforts of Jakub Voracek, Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Kimmo Timmonen and Ilya Bryzgalov, things certainly didn’t turn out to be Always Sunny in Philadelphia when it came to the 2013 Flyers. Instead it was more like a game of Chardee Macdennis that lasted for four months and made the Flyers’ faithful run to the liquor cabinet quite often. Team Name: Philadelphia...

Penguins give Evgeni Malkin a huge eight-year, $76 million extension

The Pittsburgh Penguins have given Evgeni Malkin an enormous eight-year, $76 million contract extension which will keep him within the organization through the 2021-22 season. Malkin's old contract was still in place through the 2013-14 season, but the team clearly believed they needed to address his contract as soon as possible.  Malkin will make $7.5 million in 2013-14...

Evgeni Malkin signs eight-year contract extension with Pittsburgh Penguins

    The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on June 13 that they have signed star forward Evgeni Malkin to a new multi-year contract. The announcement came just a day after the NHL club confirmed that it had given head coach Dan Bylsma a two-year contract extension. Malkin, a 26-year-old center from Russia, will be paid a total of $76 million over eight years when the contract kicks...

Penguins sign Evgeni Malkin to eight-year, $76M extension

Evgeni Malkin will be staying with the Pittsburgh Penguins after signing an eight-year extension. Photo Credit: Michael Miller For the next nine years, the other 29 teams in the NHL are going to have to deal with Pittsburgh’s two-headed monster of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The latter signed an eight-year, $76 million extension with the Penguins today, a deal that will kick...

Evgeni Malkin offers to give Paul Bissonnette some money after signing extension

Phoenix Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette offered his congratulations to Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin after Malkin agreed to an 8-year $76 Million contract extension with the Penguins on Thursday morning.  Malkin’s reply was hysterical as he told Bissonnette, his former teammate, that he would give him some money, though I wouldn’t hold my breath if I was BizNasty...

Penguins Hand Some Malkin Guy A Lot Of Money by   Steven Ellis

  The Pittsburgh Penguins announced they’ve agreed to an eight-year contract extension with NHL superstar Evgeni Malkin. You may have heard of him right? I think he plays on that team with that Crosby fella. Do I need to explain who he is? Malkin will earn $9.5 million US for each season through to the [...]

So much for the new CBA ‘stabilizing’ the upper limit

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman offered a bullish assessment of the NHL's financial health during his "State of the Game" speech on Wednesday, and, in an analysis of Evgeni Malkin's contract, the Globe and Mail's James Mirtle suggests that the NHL's revenues are likely to continue climbing to the extent that the salary cap is going to stabilize for a few years...
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