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Mike Rupp on Evgeni Malkin trade talk: Penguins should at least consider it

Tim Benz
Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Former Penguins player Mike Rupp, seen here from 2010, says he doesn’t see why the team wouldn’t explore all its options with regard to trading star Evgeni Malkin.

Former Penguin Mike Rupp is chiming in on the Evgeni Malkin trade talk.

Now an analyst for AT&T SportsNet and the NHL Network, Rupp was on 105.9 the X with me Wednesday, and I asked him what he thought about the idea of trading Evgeni Malkin.

“I don’t see it happening,” Rupp said. “But if I’m in that position and you are trying to look at all your options, are you at least looking at it? I don’t think there is anything wrong with looking at it.”

So, we talked about the mechanics to making such a deal happen, like working through Malkin’s no movement clause.

We also discussed a specific big name that Rupp may target for the Penguins to acquire in the offseason if they free up some cap space.

Then there is the debate between making a big deal like that versus a series of little moves while keeping the core in place.

LISTEN: Mike Rupp joins Tim Benz to discuss the Evgeni Malkin trade talk

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