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03-01-2012, 12:32 PM
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SI Article on Malkin 'Found In Translation'

Link to the article: http://si.com/vault/article/magazine...01/1/index.htm

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"Those are incredible displays of hand-puck skills, much to the chagrin of his coach," said Dan Bylsma, who actually is his coach, as he sat in a Boston hotel lobby last month. "Coming out of the [defensive] zone, he'll go underneath a guy's stick three, four times a game, into the triangle. Sometimes he looks like he's doing it for pleasure. Just because he can, you know? Everybody in the world would think it's a bad move, but he's done it 18 times in the last five games, and it's gone wrong once. Kinda tough for me to say, 'No, don't do it.'"

Bylsma worries about Malkin although, in truth, the consternation is directed inward rather than at his player. Bylsma wonders if he bores him. He senses Malkin always knows what he is going to say on the bench or in meetings, just like the center already knows what a defender will do on the ice. Or should do, anyway. When Malkin botches the Triangle Move, it usually is because the defender has made the wrong play, or at least the unanticipated play, rather than the play Malkin already had factored into his personal equation.
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"[The Red Wings' Pavel] Datsyuk's a great player, but he'll look to pass first," says Coyotes' development coach Dave King, who coached Malkin for one season with Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the former Russian Super League. "And [the Capitals' Alex] Ovechkin, he'll look to shoot, which is unlike so many of the Russians and what makes him so unusual. [Malkin] keeps you honest."
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"I think Geno puts more pressure on his shoulders being the main guy," Letang says. "With Sid out, teams are paying more attention to him. They're playing him harder. And he likes that. Some guys want it easy. He wants it hard. He loves the pressure. He loves to bring the A game when there's a lot of adversity."
I thought the article was a more thoughtful approach to some old ideas. Mainly, how his injury brought about some maturing, and how he's emerging from the shadows.

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Link to the article: http://si.com/vault/article/magazine...01/1/index.htm

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I thought the article was a more thoughtful approach to some old ideas. Mainly, how his injury brought about some maturing, and how he's emerging from the shadows.
Malkin wants it hard.

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Thanks for the read.

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No idea why he's not voted as the most difficult forward to play against.

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Malkin is not getting enough love this year

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Thanks for posting the link Degan. Good read...

Ariza: I thought the same thing... "that was... awkward". I blame Letang's migraines.


Meantime reading some of those old quotes reminded me that one of the best aspects of Geno is his patented brand of English.
"I am score" should never die.

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I really hope this is the year Geno wins the Hart trophy and becomes recognized as one of the greatest hockey players in the world. When Malkin is in beast mode it is a pleasure to watch that mixture of skill and size, very marioesque.

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Thanks for posting, good stuff.

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i will be pissed if stamkos wins the hart/art ross.

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i will be pissed if stamkos wins the hart/art ross.
Yup. That's why all those missed EN opportunities really stink.

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I hope Geno wins the scoring title because we'll never hear the end of it here if he doesn't.

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still annoyed at bylsma for pulling fleury in a game against TB 2 seasons ago as the year was winding down, letting stamkos score an EN goal and eventually tie Sid for the richard.

eff stamkos.

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