2010 Winter Olympics: Malkin Needs to Turn Russia’s Loss into Penguins’ Gain

February 25th, 2010 by Justin Soss Leave a reply »

Evgeni Malkin's disappointment after Canada's dominating 7-3 Olympic victory over his Russian team on Wednesday night was apparent. His frustration over his tumultuous season with the Pittsburgh Penguins has been just as evident.

Geno's season has been far from a disaster (sitting 12th in league scoring and eighth in assists would be a career year for most NHLers), but also nowhere near his Art Ross and Conn Smythe Trophy campaign from a year ago. 

Besides his shoulder injury that he sustained in early November, Malkin's season has been marred by costly turnovers, untimely and unnecessary penalties, and an outwardly noticeable lack of confidence at times.

He needs to channel this latest setback at the Olympic games into a positive approach for the final twenty games of the Penguins regular season and into (and through) the playoffs.

Hopefully, Evgeni will look at his team’s underachieving effort in Vancouver and not want his Pens to suffer a similar fate during the N ...

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