Metallurg (KHL) would try to attract Evgeni Malkin in Russia

Metallurg (KHL) would try to attract Evgeni Malkin in Russia

The elimination in overtime in Game 7 of their series against the Rangers probably meant the end of an era (and the beginning of the reconstruction) in Pittsburgh.

Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin seem more and more on the verge of dating…especially since we learned that they had only received three-year offers at around $5 million per season. At least that’s what Rob Rossi, author of the authorized biography of Evgeni Malkin, shared earlier this week.

Malkin, who will celebrate his 36th birthday in July, earned $9.5 million in 2021-22. He scored 42 points in 41 games, but his injury history is starting to seriously concern a lot of people in the hockey community.

With these negotiations stalled in Pittsburgh, Metallurg of Magnitogorsk announced that it would do what was necessary to finance a possible return of Malkin to Russia (KHL).

Malkin played minor hockey for the Metallurg academy. He also played three seasons there before making the jump to North America, as well as returning there during the 2012-13 lockout.

However, Malkin reminded the media that Pittsburgh was like his second hometown and that he loved the city and its fans. Malkin would like to finish his career there.

“If this team wants fresh blood and young people and they tell me to go ahead, we’ll see. I believe in my agent and I trust him. I want to stay here. I want to play in the NHL. I hope to stay here. I hope to retire here. – evgeny malkin

But…

If Ron Hextall refuses to offer him more than $5 million a season, what will Malkin do? Will he accept Them or will he look elsewhere?

If he goes elsewhere, will it be America or Russia?

Malkin could undoubtedly touch between $6 and $9 million next season in the NHL. Would Metallurg really be able to raise such a sum? Would Malkin prefer to return to the KHL or stay in the NHL (outside of Pittsburgh) at the same salary? Remember that Malkin’s wife is also Russian.

No, I don’t believe in Malkin’s return to Russia. At least not in the short term. Especially not with the war in the Ukraine, Russia’s monetary and financial problems, and the recent comments on #71 of the To think.

Malkin would like to play three or four more seasons (Crosby still has a three-year contract) at a competitive salary. He knows his talent and his worth.

“I think I’m still a good player. And I think good players get good contracts. I’m a rich man, but that doesn’t mean I only deserve a million-dollar contract. I mean, I know my price and my agent knows my price. price … and I think the team knows my price. Once again, it’s business. But we’ll see what happens. I hope we sign a good deal. I want to play three, four years. Money is not a big problem, but I have a family I have parents. I want a good future for them” – Evgeni Malkin, as reported by Sportsnet

Your call, Ron! What will you do with Malkin and Letang?

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