We kind of stumbled across this YouTube clip of Evgeni Malkin in his Metallurg Magnitogorsk days yesterday. Watching him slice through those expanded European rinks, it's quite evident why the powers that be in Russia got upset when Malkin left for Pittsburgh.
EMPTY NETTER ASSISTS
-The Hockey News ranked the top ten former NHLers playing in Europe. Four of the ten are former Penguins. (Kudos to EN reader Jennifer Nelson for the heads up.)
-Could former Penguin Matthew Barnaby replace Barry Melrose at ESPN?
-The Rangers re-signed forward Fredrik Sjostrom to a one-year deal worth $400,000.
-Forward Jamie Langenbrunner will remain the Devils' captain next season.
-Check out this gallery of Flyers goaltending masks.
-As expected, the Bruins bought out former Penguins forward Glen Murray.
-The Capitals signed defenseman Shaone Morrisonn to a one-year deal worth $1.975 million.
-It appears as if former Red Wings forward Mark Hartigan has signed with a team in the Russian KHL.
-With Pierre-Marc Bouchard under wraps, the Wild will try to lock up Marian Gaborik long term.
-In a shocking development, forward Teemu Selanne is dragging his feet on returning to the Ducks.
-It appears the Iowa Chops, the new AHL affiliate of the Ducks, will "offer" a contract to former Packers quarterback Brett Favre. We're a little late addressing this story, but we were hesitant to even bring it up since its essentially a lame publicity stunt by a minor league team.