Thread: Value of: Evgeni Malkin
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11-05-2012, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Bleedred View Post
Malkin might be the best player in the league. I'd think they'd try to lock him up like they did Crosby, and tried for Staal(I believe they did before trading him right?) He will get the most ridiculous contract by that time which for him won't be ridiculous because I think he'll be the best player in the league for years to come along with Stamkos. As long as he keeps his health.
They did. Staal essentially signed the same deal Pittsburgh offered him, but with Carolina. It really comes down to whether or not Geno wants to stay with the Pens. By all accounts he loves it there and doesn't seem to come off as the guy who wants the spotlight. He may enjoy not having to be "the guy" all the time. On top of that, neither Crosby or Malkin seem to have egos that would drive each other out. It seems like a healthy competition/respect between them. I don't know the guy personally though, so I'm just shooting smoke.

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