What could contract extensions for Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang look like?

Since Hextall isn’t going to move a star, his two options are to let them play out 2021-22 and see how that goes, or extend one or both at this point. As mentioned back before the season, a key indicator for a possible guide-map to a Malkin extension is the Alex Ovechkin situation in Washington. It has been perhaps a longer negotiation than many expected, however Ovechkin is “confident” that he will re-sign soon, and since he’s serving as his own agent, he would know.