Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Malkin Addendum

Just to add to our earlier post. We hear at FAUXRUMORS stand behind our original post that Malkin does NOT want to play in Pittsburgh in the shadow of Sidney Crosby.
The recent deal with his former Russian team, along with the pens impending sale made it difficult to shop Malkin. However, if Malkin doesn't get off to an Ovechkin-like start, expect the trade rumors to again to begin to swirl around the 19 year old Russian phenom.
As always, keep it here, and stay ahead of the curve for the latest!


jmol2112 said...

Easy to say, but if we start to hear REAL rumors then I'd be more inclined to believe your rumor

pinkocanuck said...

A little too conspiracy theoryish for me...i think the pens are going to hold onto the dynamic duo until, their rookie entry level contracts run out..then well if malkan is the real deal..the pens are going to have to make a decision as to which superstar to retain..i am thinking it will crosby, who by that point in his career, will probably be the best player on the planet, and well probably the highest payed.

fauxrumors said...

I understand reluctance to believe when no others are saying these things, however in time more than likely the truth will leak out into the mainstream press

dvs512 said...

A close source of mine, which shall remain nameless has indirectly confirmed that the reports are true. Malkin could have come directly to Pittsburg when he came here, or could have went to Washington to live it up with AO. The reason why he went to LA was to practice with players from other teams and try to create a bond with them. At that time, there was no way that any GM would take a chance on Malkin, seeing how he backstabbed his Russian team. However, by reeling in a few key players, who in turn could then step up to the plate for him and try to talk their GM into trading for him, Malkin played his cards well and try to promote his "good guy" image. He also allegedly tried to approach a few players about the money issue, but to no avail.