My name Evgeni, I make many hearts fast found on Picasa a complete set of photographs of Dan Bylsma’s trip to Moscow to visit Evgeni Malkin.

It’s a fun album and I really love the shirts they’re wearing that say Once a Penguin, Forever a Penguin Unless You’re Marian Hossa Then We Want Your Balls On a Stick.

Okay, I made the last part up.

But anyway, so sorry guys, but I need to talk to the girls. Girls, when did Geno go from this:

To this?

It’s all very confusing. And I’m having trouble taking my eyes off of this.

Evgeni has always been my favorite Penguin for his speed and passion, but I have never once looked at the man and thought, “Hmmm-mmmm.”

These pictures changed that. Go view the whole set!

Also, in Soviet Russia, scarf wears you.


  1. k
    September 1, 2010 12:59 pm

    I mean…wow.
    I think I just self-united myself to Geno. For serious.

  2. Mermanda
    September 1, 2010 1:06 pm

    If admitting he’s a super babe makes me a cougar, so be it. Mee-oww.

  3. burghgal
    September 1, 2010 1:17 pm

    oh yummy.. not digging the scarf shirt lol

  4. Andy Van Slick
    September 1, 2010 1:31 pm

    The low-ceilinged, semi-closed restaurant and assorted characters hanging around gives the apperance of planning a mafia hit. And Geno may or may not be wearing Jorts in one of the pictures.

  5. L-A
    September 1, 2010 1:39 pm

    wowsa…who knew that veneers and some hair gel could make him go from meh to mmmrowr

  6. Jake
    September 1, 2010 1:45 pm

    This post would not have been complete without a Soviet Russia joke thrown in there. Kudos.

  7. Jennie From The Block
    September 1, 2010 1:47 pm

    I think he looks like Duckey from Pretty in Pink …

  8. DG
    September 1, 2010 1:53 pm

    Thank you for this. I sub-consciously self-united with Geno when he made THAT SHOT during the Carolina series in the ’09 playoffs. He certainly is growing up well, is he not?

  9. bluzdude
    September 1, 2010 2:03 pm

    Now Geno “has big taste.”

  10. Becky
    September 1, 2010 2:24 pm

    I have no clue when the change happened…but I like it!

  11. Pensgirl
    September 1, 2010 3:01 pm

    Ginny, you’re gonna have to step off, because my mom claimed Geno YEARS ago.

  12. Carpetbagger
    September 1, 2010 3:09 pm

    Srsly?? Is this a Penguin thing? Because if he played for New Jersey, I say those sun glasses, that t-shirt, and the hair cut would all be screaming “Euro Trash!”

    Bylsma looks like he’s paranoid about pick pocketers or something. Remember, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean that they’re not following you.

  13. Summer
    September 1, 2010 4:55 pm

    Awwwww. I didn’t think there was anything wrong with him before.

  14. Emily
    September 1, 2010 4:59 pm

    Oh. My. Geno. Yummy.

  15. PittCheMBA
    September 1, 2010 10:06 pm

    Nice makeover for Geno. Good thing Lamont from the PG did not help out.

  16. Pa-pop
    September 1, 2010 10:25 pm

    Looked at the album and in a bar fight I definitely want the guy in the “grab life” t-shirt on MY side.

    @Andy Van Slick: In one of those pix, someone is definitely giving instructions to “take the cannoli.”

  17. CrashJK
    September 2, 2010 9:05 am

    Cool…maybe he’s been hangin’ with John Mayer and some of John’s uber cool has rubbed off….fwiw, I’d trade places with Mayer for a week if I could.

  18. lovesthenorthside
    September 2, 2010 10:05 am

    how pathetic is it that i really liked the tile in that bathroom?

  19. Erin
    September 2, 2010 10:31 am

    Wait just a minute! You ladies need to back off. I declared Geno hot from that first picture! (Actually I might have said “sexy-ugly”, hahahaa). Love these pics. Dan Bylsma looks like a little kid.

  20. Andy Van Slick
    September 2, 2010 10:50 am

    @ Pa-pop: The fat, bald guy sitting next to Bylsma definitely has “deposited ‘packages’ in the river” on his resume.

  21. Nicole T.
    September 3, 2010 10:25 am

    Oh my word. I was all SWOON over Geno until I saw the jean shorts… then he lost me all over again. Maybe next time Geno, maybe next time.

  22. Lauryn
    September 3, 2010 11:15 am

    Geno’s looking great, right up until the moment you realize the custom faded and torn jeans are actually JORTS!! I have to say, that takes away some of the shine.