Thursday, October 16, 2008

Good For Malkin!

1) Of course the picture is Michelle Malkin, not Evgeny, but she's easier on the eyes. ; ) Seriously though we read recently where the Penguin superstar confirmed he rejected an $11 million contract offer from his former Russian team to re-sign with the Pittsburgh Penguins, telling them "I'm not (Alexander) Radulov".

2) We gained tremendous respect for Geno when we read that statement. It speaks volumes! He wanted to distance himself from his countrymen who spurred a valid contract to make big money in the KHL. Those who may be anti-Russian, or anti Euro might use the argument that they(Euros) are here (the NHL) simply as mercenaries and they don't care if they win or not.

3) With rejecting MORE money to stay home and play Malkin made a clear statement that its MORE about playing in the world's best league, against the best competition than earning as much money as he can make. He's not exactly making minimum wage, (7 year 45 mil extension kicks in next season) but 11 million (tax free) in Russia would be the equivalent to a 15+ million/year deal here! Let the KHL keep Radulov and Yashin. We're happy with Malkin, Ovechkin, Datsyuk, and the best of the Russians who want to be here! Good for you, Evgeny!

1 comment:

Antzmarching said...

Great picture, Faux!

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