Report: NHL forward Zigmund Palffy says he wants to sign a longer
posted August 1 @ 19:10, EST
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) - Zigmund Palffy, a former Los Angeles
Kings forward and now an unrestricted free agent, wants to sign a
contract to last him through the end of his NHL career, a newspaper
"The avalanche with contract signing ... will start on Aug. 1,"
Palffy told Slovak daily SME. "My former club, Los Angeles Kings, is
showing greatest interest, but I don't exclude that in the end I will
end up in Toronto, Detroit or in Florida."
The 33-year old, who has played in the NHL since the 1993-94 season,
said he was not nervous about his future.
"I will certainly not take the first contract they will offer,"
Palffy said. "I want a more long-term contract, three to four years,
which would last until the end of my career in the NHL."
Palffy made a name for himself as Islanders' top scorer before being
traded to the Kings in 1999. He has also played on Slovakia's