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Is Malkin eventually on his way out?

From Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

Should star winger Marian Hossa accept the long-term, lucrative contract offer the Penguins have put before him, Malkin’s days in Pittsburgh could be numbered.

That doesn’t necessarily mean Malkin would be traded next week or even next year. He might even sign a new contract this summer. But it’s hard to believe the Penguins could keep three premium young centers – Sidney Crosby, Malkin and Jordan Staal – plus Hossa, goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, defenseman Ryan Whitney, etc., together for the long haul.

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This is precisely the problem with re-signing Hossa. If you decide to lock him up, it will almost certainly be at the expense of Malkin or Staal or Fleury.