Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Malkin: Your new scoring leader

With two assists tonight against the Panthers, Evgeni Malkin's passed Alex Ovechkin for the NHL scoring lead with 79 points in 60 games.

As I said a little over a week ago, Geno's been the hottest player in the league since Christmas and as a 21-year-old sophomore, would make quite a story as the Art Ross winner.

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At 10:53 p.m., February 19, 2008, Anonymous MadMax said...

try the Hart trophy as well

At 1:01 a.m., February 20, 2008, Blogger Don Johnson said...

I am playing CBC's hockey pool game and have Malkin as one of my players. He is saving my bacon big time as I am somewhere around 13,000th place. I'd really be in trouble without him!!

At 2:58 a.m., February 20, 2008, Blogger Joe said...

I've been a Pens fan since I was five years old. I'd be far more excited about Malkin's rise to truly elite player if there wasn't a salary cap. I don't want my team to turn into "Tampa-Bay North", if Malkin gets a truly huge $/per yer contract like AO (and there is reason to believe he will) I'm afraid this team won't be contenders for long. I just pray they can win it this year or next before Shero has to start shipping out good players.

At 8:25 a.m., February 20, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Try enjoying what you have now. I hate how Pittsburgh fans always seem to be complaining about what is going to happen next. You have two of the best players in the world on your team. STOP COMPLAINING.

Worry about trading players or not signing players when that happens. For now, enjoy the Malkin for Art Ross / Hart race and leave the salary cap nonsense talk for after the season.

Let's remember that without the salary cap, there is a strong chance that Pittsburgh doesn't even have their team right now!

Saying you'd be more excited by Malkin if there wasn't a cap is just a joke.

At 10:06 a.m., February 20, 2008, Blogger Fauxrumors said...

Malkin is a useless bum that is simply riding on Sid the Kid's coattails. Picking up garbage points by simply playing with Sid. Heck I bet even Mirtle could nail a few points with Sid the Kid on his line.

At 10:36 a.m., February 20, 2008, Anonymous i hate trade rumors said...

@ fauxrumors:

I'll assume you post such idiocy because you are trying to get a rise out of Pens fans. As Mirtle himself has pointed out, Malkin has been the hottest player in the NHL since Crosby went down.

So just to clarify, that means Crosby is in the press box. That means he is not playing, and in fact, therefore not giving Malkin "garbage points."

Its not hard to see why your website is such a joke, you can't even get hard facts striaght -- let alone baseless rumors.

At 10:49 a.m., February 20, 2008, Anonymous sheldon said...

To all reading these comments:

I smell a troll and a copy cat over at Fauxrumours. I believe I had read in a previous blog post that FAUX RUMOURS is the real deal and the non capitalized one is just someone who is trying to piss people off. Don't necessarily be drawn in...

At 10:58 a.m., February 20, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I believe you are incorrect. That is him for sure. If you click on his user profile it lists the blogs that he writes for.

To my knowledge, there is no way to do that unless you are a writer for that blog. Google won't let you have that in your profile otherwise.

It is him, and he is a joke.

At 11:27 a.m., February 20, 2008, Blogger NeuroJoe said...

Anonymous (the last one), you're wrong. It is an impostor. See below:


At 11:36 a.m., February 20, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ NeuroJoe:

While I see your point, that there is another FAUX RUMORS, the guy still has links to his own website, which is my point. I'm referring specifically to the Fauxrumors that posted today. Sure, he couldn't think of an original nickname, but he still posts nonsense and still has his own rumor site, which reads more like a tabloid.

That being said, no disrespect to the true FAUX RUMORS. I'm simply saying the one who posted today, who also has his own website, is a complete joke.

At 12:31 p.m., February 20, 2008, Blogger FAUX RUMORS said...

1) Thanks Sheldon and Neurojoe. yes indeed there seems to be someone who is trying to be us. For God knows what reason?
2)As anyone can see he's only looking for attention so our advice is to ignore any faux-fauxrumors. ; )

At 1:19 p.m., February 20, 2008, Anonymous PJ said...


I remember awhile back you had a post on the declining number of Russians in the NHL - I can't find the archive of the post. Anyways, just thought I'd chime in to point out that while the total number of Russians is decreasing, it would appear that their collective impact is increasing.

As of today, Russians are:
#1 & #2 in points
#1 & #2 in goals
#2 in assists
#2 in +/-

Not sure if Nabokov counts as Russian, but he's #2 in wins and shutouts too.

So while the quantity has been decreasing - I don't think we've seen this sustained quality of Russians in the NHL before.

At 7:35 p.m., February 20, 2008, Blogger Joe said...

“Let's remember that without the salary cap, there is a strong chance that Pittsburgh doesn't even have their team right now!” - Anonymous

Who (other than maybe Sykora) wouldn’t be on the Pens if the cap never existed? The Penguins with all their young, homegrown talent would (probably more than any other team in the league) benefit if the old rules for Free agency and salary were still in place.

“Saying you'd be more excited by Malkin if there wasn't a cap is just a joke.”

No joke, it’s a logical statement. ANYONE would be less worried about the bright stars on their team if the cap wasn’t in place.

I am enjoying watching this team play right now but the idea that I should "wait until its an immediate issue" to be concerned is ridiculous when they will be talking contract extension with Geno in a few months.


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