Does this season do anything for Malkin?
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01-05-2013, 07:13 PM
Join Date: Nov 2003
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While I don't think this season will do that much for Malkin, leading the best league in hockey actually playing right now should count for something. He is playing against very good players who have played in the KHL before and against NHLers and he is doing very well.
On a side note, I find the lack of respect for the KHL quite astonishing sometimes. Especially when some people are discussing HHOF credibility, may I remind you that this is not the "NHL Hall of Fame"? This is even more disturbing since the NHL is on a lockout, which is the only reason Malkin is in the KHL. If the great NHL manages to call off season after season it surely will be hard for many players to make their HHOF-cases (I know I'm exaggerating, but I just want NHL-hockey back). But under the impression of the NHL failing that hard, perhaps there should be a little more room and respect towards other leagues, especially for the KHL. That's all I'm saying.
I'm extremely bitter about NHL hockey not being there right now too. However, I am assuming even the NHL and NHLPA won't screw this one up and cancel another season which means Malkin along with others come back to the best league in the world against the best players. That alone should give you an indication of how important another league is outside of the NHL when discussing a HHOF career. Malkin, a home grown Russian would even leave his KHL team in the dust the second the deal is signed.
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