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Penguins seeking long-term deal with Malkin

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08:08 AM ET 06.10 | Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is one of the best players in hockey, despite an Eastern Conference Finals performance that resulted in zero points and his team being swept. To be fair to Malkin, his other teammates failed to record a point - Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang, Jarome Iginla and James Neal - but his name has been the one linked to trade rumors as he is prepared to enter the final year of his deal. It's tough being in that position, but luckily for Malkin, it looks like Penguins realize his value and they are prepared to begin long-term contract negotiations with their former No. 2 overall pick and his agent, J.P. Barry, this week.

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June 10, 2013  10:54 AM ET

What, no mention of his compete level...the fave term of broadcasters with no clue...love his compete level...the team has really increased their compete level.

June 10, 2013  10:57 AM ET

I wasquite surprised by this...until I saw the by-line and realise that it may be crapola

June 10, 2013  10:58 AM ET

Come to Detroit.

June 10, 2013  11:00 AM ET

To Russia with love

June 10, 2013  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Come to Detroit.

this here. Detroit and the Ruskies always go so well together

June 10, 2013  11:01 AM ET

They'd be crazy to let him go. He's only what, 25-26? It would haunt them for a long time. Goalie- yes. D- needs work (I think D coaching needs a change too). Forwards? Because they lost the Conference finals (how many decent teams haven't made their conference finals in years if not decades?) in a bad matchup against a Boston team on a roll is no reason to blow up one of the strongest offenses in the league.

June 10, 2013  11:10 AM ET

It wasn't a bad matchup against the Bruins, the Pens played horrible D and kept turning over the puck and allowing breakaways. The Pens got outplayed, the match up wasn't bad!!!

June 10, 2013  11:11 AM ET

I think that Shero will genuinely negotiate a fair contract, but if Malkin isn't reasonable he'll be a trade deadline move. At that point no one is going to blame Shero. The bad part is it might take a trade to wake the kid up and get him playing like he once did.

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June 10, 2013  11:22 AM ET
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He's earmarked for Toronto. You already got a damn Russian.

They have THE RUSSIAN!

June 10, 2013  11:23 AM ET
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My most hated word in sport. WTF is a gosh darn "compete" level?

It's even funnier when guys like McClennan and Strudwick use it...train wreck.

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June 10, 2013  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

this here. Detroit and the Ruskies always go so well together

After talking to Dats: "Hard work? What is thiz American term you speak of?"

June 10, 2013  11:53 AM ET
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Lucas. if you, thought Peter`s blurb is great... yesterday I bought a top of the range Saab 99 Turbo from making $5468 this-past/4 weeks and-more than, ten grand lass-month. it's actualy the coolest work I've ever done. I actually started three months/ago and right away was making minimum $80.. per hour. , kep2.com

I don't recall peter's blurb...

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June 10, 2013  12:12 PM ET

Can't WAIT to see how this shakes out. As others have said, if Malkin makes ridiculous demands, he will be making them for another team.

June 10, 2013  12:36 PM ET
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I don't recall peter's blurb...

Do they mean Malkin will play in St. Peter's blurb?

June 10, 2013  12:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Do they mean Malkin will play in St. Peter's blurb?

only if they change it back to Stalin's Grab

 
June 10, 2013  12:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

After talking to Dats: "Hard work? What is thiz American term you speak of?"

These guys are really easy. Is that what he's thinking?

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