Compensation period with Malkin
I don’t think the Penguins want to stay for more than three years.
We’ll see if that changes.
Rob Rossi of The Athletic: Sources say deadline is an issue in Malkin’s negotiations.
Sources said earlier this week that the Penguins offered Malk two years at $6 million each. Malkin might be fine with $6 million, but sources are talking about a four-year deal.
The source added that Malkin believes he hasn’t received “the respect that an ‘older player’ deserves” because of the short-term, low-cap hit.
Flyers who want to move a talented salary
The New York Islanders are looking for defensemen.
The Flyers and Islanders could be looking for a way out after pending UFAs Johnny Gaudreau.
Senators looking for RHD
Josh Manson cannot be set on Ducks return
Adrian Dater: Reports that UFA-pending Colorado Avalanche defenseman Josh Manson is set to return to the Anaheim Ducks are inaccurate.
Rutherford on JT Millerand the Islanders trade may have fallen through
Rick Dhaliwal: Rutherford on Miller: “He may or may not be traded. We’re not going to panic, there’s no signing or trading deadline in this draft. everyone needs to slow down.”
Stephen Rosner: Heard the JT Miller trade to the New York Islanders fell through at the last minute. Isles GM Lou Lamariello then traded to the Canadiens and Alex Romanoff.