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Say What?!? - August 13

“You know, Dallas offered my son a bigger contract than Pittsburgh. And Zhenya (Evgeni) replied ‘No, I don’t want (to go) there.’ And that’s when the Stars had already signed Sergei Gonchar. His best friend (Gonchar) was there. Why not agree to go there?"

- Translated interview by Sergei Begishev and Pavel Lysenkovwith Evgeni Malkin's father Vladimir. The quote is curious, because Malkin has been under contract with the Penguins all summer. Stars GM Jim Nill later denied that he offered a contract to Malkin.


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