Pittsburgh Penguins Need Evgeni Malkin To Produce More

December 1st, 2010 by mad chad Leave a reply »
The Pittsburgh Penguins are really fortunate to have two of the best players in the league at the same position, on the same team. Sidney Crosby is the best player in the NHL and Evgeni Malkin is probably one of the five most talented players in the league. That's why those two have been dubbed the "two-headed monster."

When the Penguins landed Crosby it rejuvenated the franchise. Sid is a once-in-a-lifetime player, who gives 110 percent on almost every shift. Crosby also says and does the right things off the ice. Then in the 2004 draft, the Pens landed Malkin with the second overall pick. Malkin lived up to his billing early, getting 85 points in his first season, winning the Calder trophy for Rookie of the year. He followed that season by having 106 points and helping the Pens get the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Pens rewarded Geno with a new contract, five years, 8.7 million a year, which was very similar to Crosby's deal.

In 2007-2008, Crosby went down with an injury, causing him to miss 29 games,but Malkin stepped his game up and kept the Penguins afloat in the playoff picture. He also went on to win the Art Ross trophy, which is given to ...

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