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08-15-2012, 09:04 PM
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Malkin Focused in Offseason Training

Didn't see it on here so figured I'd throw it on

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.ht...id=DL|PIT|home

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1. Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn
2. Enkidu and Gilgamesh
3. Butch and Sundance
4. Sergei Gonchar and Evgeni Malkin
5. Roland and Oliver
6. Falstaff and Prince Hal
7. Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus
8. Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell
9. Wayne and Garth
10. Pangloss and Candide

that's my list of greatest friendships of all time.

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Probably going to push himself harder than last year. We all know how much he grew last year


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THanks for the link.

Good to see Geno still at it. See nothing but great things for this guy the next few years.

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Geno still looks so skinny to me. If he ever got to around 220, he would be completely unstoppable.

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Geno still looks so skinny to me. If he ever got to around 220, he would be completely unstoppable.
I noticed that too. It's just who he is / his DNA. Guys who are naturally really thin have to work a lot harder and eat a lot more just to put on 10 lbs of muscle. Other players, doing exactly what Geno is doing, would probably have put on more muscle than him. That's just the way it is.

I am built similar to Geno (not quite tall or as skinny but same deal - I have to work out almost every day and down the EAS constantly to put even 7 or 8 lbs of mass on). And if you stop working out regularly for even a month, the mass starts to go away. Just a function of metabolism I think. I don't know where Geno is now but don't expect him to add more than another 5-10 lbs max during his career. He might, as he gets into his mid-30s be able to put the muscle on a little easier, if he decides that will help and not hinder his game at that point (I suspect it might hinder his speed / mobility).

Main thing is his strength and he's obviously very strong now, so mass is important but a secondary concern to strength and flexibility.

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He's as strong as he needs to be on skates. Scary thing for the rest of the league, he'll build on what he did in the latter half of last season. God damn is it gonna be fun to watch him and Sid tear it up healthy and in their primes.

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Agreed. The guy is an animal, thin or not.

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He score. Thats all that matters. The question is who will have a better season between Crosby and Malkin now.

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Heard a funny story on Mark Madden that back when Michel Therrien was still coaching, MT had a knack for screaming and cursing at the team in French/English that nobody could understand. One day the Pens were losing 4-0 to the Islanders. MT came in during the intermission and went on this 30 second rant of broken English cussing and walked out the locker room. Geno, who was only 20 at the time started doing a slow clap and soon all the players started laughing and joined in. I think he said the Pens came back to win the game 6-4 or something.

Thought that was awesome. Nothing beats a perfectly timed slow clap.

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Geno still looks so skinny to me. If he ever got to around 220, he would be completely unstoppable.
220 is a pretty high bar. I don't know that it is genetics so much as putting on muscle weight is not easy if you have extreme calorie demands as any professional athlete would.

Although, to me, he has made some progress. He looks built up compared to a couple years ago, but still in top athletic shape. Very good.

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I don't think Malkin would be nearly as effective at 220. Half of what makes him good is how mobile and slippery he is for a big man. And his core strength is undeniably awesome, especially compared to his first few years in the league. He doesn't need to gain more muscle.

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Heard a funny story on Mark Madden that back when Michel Therrien was still coaching, MT had a knack for screaming and cursing at the team in French/English that nobody could understand. One day the Pens were losing 4-0 to the Islanders. MT came in during the intermission and went on this 30 second rant of broken English cussing and walked out the locker room. Geno, who was only 20 at the time started doing a slow clap and soon all the players started laughing and joined in. I think he said the Pens came back to win the game 6-4 or something.

Thought that was awesome. Nothing beats a perfectly timed slow clap.
Oh. My. God.


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Old man Gonchar still looks in great shape

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Food for thought here but I wonder if Geno can break Fedorov's record of 483 goals which is the most goals by a Russian-born NHL player?

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Agreed. The guy is an animal, thin or not.
I don't think he's thin ... I'd say fit. I think because he's so tall/long limbed he looks a lot thinner than he really is. Look at this pic ... granted he appears to be standing on something, but look at the size of his leg ...



But, I agree with what you said in another post, the closer he gets to 30 the more he'll 'fill out'.

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Thin, fit, etc. who cares. He's Geno and he's score.

At least he's not porkchop-ish like Ovechkin.

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Having a muscular physique matters more in sports like football where raw power is more of a factor... not so much in hockey. I have no concerns about Malkin being too skinny.

I honestly think guys like Sid have "overtrained" and packed on too much muscle in recent years, which has a direct effect on speed/acceleration.

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I honestly think guys like Sid have "overtrained" and packed on too much muscle in recent years, which has a direct effect on speed/acceleration.
But it also has a direct on explosiveness. Sid might get beat on a play where 50 feet matters... 5 feet not so much.

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Food for thought here but I wonder if Geno can break Fedorov's record of 483 goals which is the most goals by a Russian-born NHL player?
He will, pretty easily. He is sitting at 208 in 427 games (.49 g/g). Assuming Malkin scores 41 a year until he is 30 (4 more seasons at a conservative clip), he is at 372. Say he plays until 35, averaging 30 goals a season (again, reasonable), and he is at 522 at age 35.


However, the record wont be at 483 for long. Kovalchuk already has 406 goals, and Ovechkin has 339. Malkin will be chasing those guys more than Fedorov.

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Yep i think that Letang could catch up to Crosby if they had enough ice, but close quarters, i think Crosby is gone from any D in this league before he knows what hit him. Sid's first couple steps are incredible

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Malkin is a beast

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glad to see this - was wondering what was going on with him.

I know it's barking up a wrong tree in most threads, but anyone know about Sid's summer workout? I know it gets old with updates, but it worries me when we don't hear anything.

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Lean muscle for Malkin just works. I don't think anyone can question how strong he is on his skates.

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Having a muscular physique matters more in sports like football where raw power is more of a factor... not so much in hockey. I have no concerns about Malkin being too skinny.

I honestly think guys like Sid have "overtrained" and packed on too much muscle in recent years, which has a direct effect on speed/acceleration.
I don't think so. Most of Sid's strength is from his legs which are huge. Ever seen a speed skater's legs? One of their thighs is literally the size of their waist and that doesn't affect their speed, only adds to it with proper training. Look at Kris Letang. He's of similar size to Sid, except he has much more upper body bulk than Sid does and it hasn't hurt his skating at all.

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