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Rumors: Hurricanes hope to grab Malkin’s attention on July 13

— Evgeni Malkin was always going to be the easier signing than Kris Letang and that’s led to a lot of surprise around the league that Pittsburgh and especially the Evgeni Malkin camp, led by Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"

“The Malkin camp is Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access" . What has basically played out is resigning Kris Letang is going to be more costly than the Penguins anticipated that has eaten into what they are now willing to offer Malkin.


When Pittsburgh explored trading Evgeni Malkin in summer of 2019, former General Manager Jim Rutherford knew his hands were tied in that the Florida Panthers and New York Rangers were the only two teams Malkin would give a thought to playing for due to family reasons.

If Malkin hits free agency, what rival clubs are trying to find out is how much longer that list will be expanded from Malkin than it was as a trade candidate in the past.

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