When the Pittsburgh Penguins were eliminated from the first spherical of the playoffs, change rumors beginning circulating that one in all Letang, Malkin or Rust will now not re-sign with the Penguins because of income cap problems.
Rob Rossi of Athletic reviews Malkin has obtained an offer from Pittsburgh for a median annual value (AAV) around $5 million, at phrases believed to be for 3 and four years.
It is assumed Malkin is looking for a salary of round $7 – $8million a yr on a three to 4 year deal.
“I recognise my fee. My agent knows my rate. I need to play every other three to 4 years.”
Malkin hopes to live in Pittsburgh, but if another NHL crew this summer season offers extra cash than the $five million AVV offered by means of the Pens he will bolt.
Another situation is his native land group in Magnitogorsk, Russia, is rumored to have presented a huge agreement, if this is genuine and the Pens do now not increase their contract offer you will no longer see Malkin in a Penguins jersey next yr and he could give up his career inside the KHL.