Malkin on Rumors
Igor Eronko: Evgeni Malkin to @galkevich32: “I’m used to the talks I’m get traded so it doesn’t get me nervous. Now I’m in the team Russia and I’ll try to prove I’m good. I had a bad season and I’m going to get me out of the pit. Sometimes criticism is justified. This time it’s probably justified.”
Would a Penguins – Predators trade work?
Jeff Marek thinks that the Nashville Predators could be a fit, especially if they send defenseman P.K. Subban to Pittsburgh.
It’s just speculation.
Would a Flyers – Predators trade work?
The right-handed defenseman would lineup nicely with Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov. Subban would be a nice complement for the Flyers young defensive group.
The Predators would likely be looking for some scoring help if they look to trade one of their defensemen.
Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher and Predators GM David Poile have a close relationship, have known each other for 47 years, and worked out the Wayne Simmonds at the trade deadline.
Subban has three years left on his deal at a $9 million salary cap hit. Voracek has five years left on his deal at an $8.25 million salary cap hit.
The Predators may also want a defenseman in a deal and the Flyers could make Robert Hagg available.
The Flyers could also use a second-line center. Would Toronto Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri be a trade option?