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Who Stays? Who goes? Malkin, Letang, Rust?

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The Pittsburgh Penguins had a disappointing cease to the season through blowing a three-1 collection lead to the New York Rangers. It did now not assist that Crosby ignored a game and a half of from a to the head. But they still misplaced and have massive selections to make this offseason.

rumors floated around earlier this season about Malkin no longer re-signing with the group and Letang signing with the Montreal Canadiens within the offseason.

has over $28 million in revenue cap area available for next season, that is splendid, but the trouble is, they have 9 unrestricted loose agents and two constrained unfastened retailers to re-sign.

Unrestricted Free Agents

  • Evgeni Malkin (F)
  • Kris Letang (D)
  • Bryan Rust (F)
  • Casey DeSmith (G)
  • Rickard Rakell (F)
  • Evan Rodrigues (F)
  • Brian Boyle (F)
  • Louis Domingue (G)
  • Nathan Beaulieu (D)

Restricted Free Agents

  • Kasperi Kapanen (F)
  • Danton Heinen (F)

Malkin and Letang have stated they want to be a Penguin until they retire, but are they willing to take less cash to re-signal in preference to going to the open marketplace in unfastened company?

Rust is an unrestricted free agent and might be looking for a pay increase from his present day earnings of $three.5 million/12 months. He has had three instantly seasons with at the least 20 goals. If the Pens do determine to re-sign Malkin and Letang, it is likely Rust is misplaced to unfastened employer. But if certainly one of Letang or Malkin leaves, the Pens will do the whole thing they can to re-signal him.

Like so many other teams inside the league, the profits cap causes havoc on suitable groups.

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