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01-13-2013, 12:39 PM
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I respect Geno and I think he's one of the best character guys we have; however, you all really underestimate the power of money. Geno is the best player in the world as of now. One of the most powerful people in the world, Putin, is reportedly throwing a lot of money at him to stay. I know that it's really hard to consider, but if you don't think Geno has at least taken a second to think about taking what could be $50 million to play where he grew up all his life, then you're naive. Geno has been here 7 years. He was in Russia 19. He may like it here, but it's not his home. Put yourself in the same situation and think about it.
Evgeni Malkin is human. He isn't superman. He's not a saint. If you haven't given it a second thought to the fact that he may consider staying, then I think you're a bit blinded. That said, I think he'll be home. I don't think he'd go back on his contract. But if you're not nervous, then you're not considering all the facts of the situation.
I'm not nervous. He cares too much about both the Penguins and the Olympics in Russia to stay in Russia at this point. He will be here for at least this season and next. Not even a little bit of doubt in my mind.
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