Draftnik wrote:Hopefully Malkin comes here next season. Ovechkin says "if", not when about Malkin. There is no transfer agreement. Malkin still has another year on his Metal deal. Buccigross says IMG is having a tough time getting him out of his Metal deal. Malkin said he may play in the Spengler Cup next season meaning he would still be on Metal.
Malkin coming to Pittsburgh for the 06/07 is far from a done deal.
Also, last night on Hockey Hotstove, JD said it was FAR from certain that Malkin will be there next year. I'll believe it when I see it. I do think the nHL needs to get off the stck on this and work something out. Otherwise, the new (hopefully more proactive) GM will need to figure out a way to make it happen. They should not be forced to wait another year because of politics. CP probably would. Hopefully a new GM won't.