Remember how Ron Cook suggested that the 2009 Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year Evgeni Malkin is the next Jaromir “I’m Dying Alive Wah” Jagr? Well, actually, remember when he suggested it and then said he’s not ready to suggest it even though he just suggested it?
“The fans and the people of Pittsburgh have been like family to me,” he said. “It’s my second home.”
Sounds like a guy being buried alive, for sure.
Ron accused Malkin of whining and not handling his slump properly. Guess who has scored in each of the last seven games?
“I had a couple meetings with the coaches and they helped me change my game to get me back to the level I was at last season,” Malkin said. “Now I feel very good out there.”
Seriously, when is Ron Cook going to apologize for that rash column?
Also, don’t freak out, but it looks like Mr. and Mrs. Malkin will be in town for quite a while after the Olympics.
Malkin’s parents, Natalia and Vladimir, may be on hand for the banquet. They’re coming from Russia to see him in the Olympics and will stay for the remainder of the NHL season.
Sparkly jeans of bedazzled hockey magic for the win!
And I can’t end this Penguins post without mentioning that MARIO FREAKING LEMIEUX WANTS TO BUY THE BUCCOS OF SUCKITUDE!
You know what? It would work and you know it would because Mario is Midas. Penguins before he came? Bleh. After? Gold. The Penguins before he bought them? Meh. After? Diamond-coated gold!
Problem is this, Nutting will never sell the team because even after 17 years of losing, they’re still a profit-earning team, which is in direct violation of the law of the universe that says Sucky Product = No Profit.
And that’s REALLY in violation of the law that says 17 Years of Sucky Product = Torches and Pitchforks.
Where is the angry mob?!