Apparently earlier today Malkin flew from his hide away in Brighten Beach NY to LA to huddle with his agent. Our sources tell us that they are making overtures to a few eastern conference teams in an effort to spur them to make an offer to Pittsburgh.
The rumor earlier concerning a possible Montreal trade, was but one possible deal, though so far other than this site no others are publicly stating why malkin is suddenly 'available'.The reason as outlined 2 weeks ago exclusively here at FAUXRUMORS is the fact that Malkin has let it be known that he does NOT want to play in Crosby's shadow his whole career. He'd rather get his start in the NHL with a club where he can eventually become THE star.
That would seem to exclude the Pens and probably DC where Ovechkin is The man.
Malkin apparently wouldn't mind a deal to Montreal where fellow Russian Alex Kovalev plays, or NY where one of his boyhood idols Jaromir Jagr skates. He also wouldn't mind a city where there is a large Russian speaking population. So NY would seem to be his ultimate pick of where to end up, but thus far no credible rumors have surfaced to believe that NY GM Glen Sather has made a pitch for the 20 year old Russian pivot.As always stay tuned to FAUXRUMORS for the latest.