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01-12-2013, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper View Post
Don't get your hopes up.

Earlier in the paragraph he mentioned how he respected Datsyuk and Kovalchuk for staying and playing in the KHL all-star game, but didn't begrudge Malkin for leaving because he gave 100% while he was there and he *thought* he was going to sign the biggest contract in the history of hockey. That's either a misunderstanding on Fetisov's part about how soon the Pens can re-sign Malkin, or deliberate misinformation to lessen to the blow to his Russian fans.

It is not a hint at him signing with Metallurg, especially since he went of his way earlier in the article to mention how important Sochi is, how the IIHF said players can't go back on their contracts, and how Russia needs to develop their junior league, draft, and farm club system to replace departing players.

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Clearly, Fetisov meant Malkin's contract with Pens. It's obvious from his sayings, isn't it?
You have more correct information about Pens re-signing Malkin issue?

Some quote:
Malkin and Letang can have their contracts extended beginning July 1.

The labor agreement will afford the Penguins an opportunity to offer Malkin, 26, and Letang, 25, an extra contract year than any club could if those players became unrestricted free agents July 1, 2014.

Malkin could max out at eight years and $102.88 million.

Shero did not say the Penguins would spare no expense to keep both players, but he confirmed that he and Crosby discussed the likelihood that Malkin might become the Penguins‘ highest paid player in terms of yearly salary.

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