Chychrun Wants Trade to Contender, Evgeni Malkin Shines Through

Russian Coach Wants Malkin & Ovechkin in KHL, What About E-Rod?

And here we go. Teams across the NHL began camp on Thursday, including the Pittsburgh Penguins training camp at the UPMC Lemieux Complex. Several Penguins storylines came to life. Jakob Chychrun further stirred the NHL trade rumors by publicly saying he wants a trade to a contender. The Edmonton Oilers might still put Jesse Puljujarvi … Read more

Malkin ‘looks strong, fit, in shape, hungry’ for Penguins at age 36

Malkin 'looks strong, fit, in shape, hungry' for Penguins at age 36

CRANBERRY, Pa. — Evgeni Malkin trusts his game. So do the Pittsburgh Penguins. But if anyone doubts the 36-year-old center, he said he welcomes the chance to prove them wrong. “I believe in myself,” Malkin said when training camp opened Thursday. “I’m still a good player. I believe in myself. I believe in my teammates. … Read more

Malkin in Rare Form on Day 1 of Penguins Training Camp

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CRANBERRY — Evgeni Malkin will most likely complete his NHL career with the Pittsburgh Penguins, in what he dubbed his second hometown. Only hours before the start of free agency, Malkin signed a four-year deal with clauses that make it buyout proof, essentially guaranteeing his Penguins tenure. On Day 1 of Penguins training camp, he … Read more

Crosby Speaks on Malkin and Letang Extensions

Crosby Speaks on Malkin and Letang Extensions

For Sidney Crosbythe uncertainty was the hardest part. Not knowing if Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang would test unrestricted free agency for the first time in their careers was difficult for the captain, who obviously wanted them to re-sign with Pittsburgh, but wasn’t sure if that would ultimately work out. “It was kind of a … Read more

Can Letang, Crosby and Malkin become the winningest trio in NHL history?

Can Letang, Crosby and Malkin become the winningest trio in NHL history?

At home on October 18, 2006, the Penguins lost 2-1 in regulation to the New Jersey Devils. The loss felt like an unremarkable regular-season game. Evgeni Malkin’s late tying goal in the second period wasn’t enough to down the Devils, who struck in the third period before effectively stifling the Penguins’ offense. But that day … Read more

Russian Coach Wants Malkin & Ovechkin in KHL, What About E-Rod?

Russian Coach Wants Malkin & Ovechkin in KHL, What About E-Rod?

The game of musical chairs will be over soon, and it seems a few NHL free agents could find themselves standing while Miss Patty pulls the needle off the record. Evan Rodrigues reportedly has a great deal of interest but no contract. A top Russian coach wants Evgeni Malkin and Alex Ovechkin to come home. … Read more

Madden Monday: If the Penguins bring back Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang, it’ll just be ‘patchwork’

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Before the puck was dropped for Game 1, one thing really struck me about this year’s Stanley Cup Final between the Colorado Avalanche and the Tampa Bay Lightning. I picked the Avs, as did most according to the gambling numbers. I saw them as favorites anywhere from minus-175 to minus-190 leading up to Game 1. … Read more

Where could Kris Letang, Evgeni Malkin end up if they do not re-sign with Penguins?

Where could Kris Letang, Evgeni Malkin end up if they do not re-sign with Penguins?

At this point we know the Pittsburgh Penguins would like to re-sign Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin to have them continue – and finish – their careers with the team. Letang and Malkin have said all of the right things about wanting that to happen. But there is a big difference between saying the right … Read more

Vegas-Montreal Trade, Penguins Potentials & Malkin Values

Vegas-Montreal Trade, Penguins Potentials & Malkin Values

Teams are not supposed to make news during the Stanley Cup Final, but the Montreal Canadiens and Vegas Golden Knights did so anyway with a trade that helps both sides. Dave Molinari answered questions regarding potential Pittsburgh Penguins trade bait and offseason direction while I went nuts and bolts into real Evgeni Malkin contract values. … Read more