The Fourth Period is reporting that negotiations between the Penguins and Petr Sykora have started and that Shero is looking to keep him because of the chemistry between him and Malkin.
Sykora will be a free agent at the end of this season on July 1st.
MALKIN FOR KOVALCHUK
Eklund has "been chasing this rumor since last night as many of you know..."
Updated: I am allowed to report now that the deal involves, "top line talent" going each way.Typical Eklund; all I can say to this one -- I DON'T THINK SO!!
While there have been rumors that the Thrashers would like Malkin for Kovalchuk +, I am not going to say that this is the deal EXACTLY as I am hearing it. In fact I am not yet comfortable confirming or denying either players involvement.