Originally Posted by zulater
The problem is that not every team can take on Malkin's salary -- $8.7 million a year through the 2013-14 season. That salary-cap business, remember? That would limit the potential trade partners for the Penguins.
That should be the end right there, but of course it won't be. I've said it once, and I'll say it again - there is no team - NOT ONE - who will make a deal for Malkin right now without setting his team back 4 or 5 years. Period. They all know the price tag, and there is no way in hell they will give up 2 top-end players and 2 top-end prospects for him, not when drafting and developing your own players is so important with the salary cap in place. Why nobody who wants to ship him out of town considers this is beyond my comprehension. They will never, EVER, get equal value for Malkin in a trade, so why even give it a thought?