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1. The noise surrounding Evgeni Malkin continues to get louder and it’s getting back to the Malkin camp about how dissatisfied the organization actually is with the three-time Stanley Cup winner. The lack of push back continues to be something. There’s many inside the building who have become convinced over the last week that Jim Rutherford not only plans to chase offers for Evgeni Malkin, which sources say he has permission to do from ownership, Rutherford is motivated Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

The thought of trading Malkin this summer has been something the Penguins top brass had minor discussions about as early as late March, TIOPS has learned. This isn’t something that is just brewing off the emotions of being swept by the Islanders. Things had been brewing for a while and a belief among some in the organization that Malkin went to Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

And those with knowledge of Malkin’s thinking process say don’t be 100 percent certain Malkin won’t consider playing elsewhere.

The Malkin camp had information during the 2016 post-season Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

— The coaching staff and management might not be on the same page with a number of players but they certainly are with 22 year old Marcus Pettersson. Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

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