Malkin wanted out if Kessel returned

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  1. BigEezyE22

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    Nope. Went straight to Rossi and *****ed to fill an article.
     
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    can read article without paying
     
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    I wonder what Malkin would have brought in a trade? He's one of the best players in the league, but he's 33yrs old, is likely to miss 10+ games per season, and has a cap hit of 9.500 for 3 more years.

    I assume Galchenyuk + Malkin was a better duo than whatever Malkin would have returned + Kessel.
     
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    I think I disagree with this, Kessel seems to do best when he is THE guy on his line. As long as someone gets him the puck, it doesn't matter whether he is a good playmaker or a guy who is physical and gets him the puck that way.
     
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    Kessel seems more like the type that needs the puck on his stick all the time. If anything, he needs a center who is defensively responsible and can get him the puck in flight through the neutral zone, and another winger who will drive the net and do the heavy lifting along the boards.
     
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    Yes because Kessel is one of the more physical centres in the NHL.

    Oh wait.
     
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    Hopefully he can cut back on the dumb penalties this season.
     
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    Kessel was asked today about the report during the Coyotes media day.



    Word is on social media that Rossi has clarified what he wrote in The Athletic article in that Malkin never corroborated those rumors about his so called demands.

    So it’s all boiled down to being another third party “he said, she said” issue.
     
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    Or in the case of Rob Rossi, interpreting things in a way he wants to and running with it.
     
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    When I read the article I didn’t see Malkin confirming any of those comments directly. But the way it was written it certainly implied it. So I can see how people would interpret it as such.

    That would be on Rossi though. Even if it wasn’t intentional.
     
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    The him or me ultimatum is a ***** move under just about any circumstance, particularly when you know it isn't going to be "me" (and especially when you get paid millions of dollars).

    Geno comes off looking like a spoiled brat.
     
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    He likes to be the primary puck carrier, but I think that undermines his effectiveness. He then forces plays, is predictable, and sulks. Keller can take some of that off of him by default. If Kessel is the line driver, I think he gets stifled and frustrated.

    Kessel was the 3rd wheel in Pittsburgh; I suspect he didn’t like that, and it showed in his on and off ice behavior.
     
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    None of this is confirmed as true, calling him a spoiled brat is a little much.
     
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    Malkin commented “love you” on Kessel’s Instagram post where he said goodbye to Pittsburgh.

    I think this whole speculation of beef between them is just that... speculation.
     
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    Yeah, he's the type of player who just need his linemates to pick up the garbage around him. He doesn't need any one to set him up.
     
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