Re: Penguins pick Malkin skates out on his Russian club
I'm not denying the Russia mob has it's hand inside pockets. But I don't believe it's on the level that some may think. Normally when this topic comes up people automatically feel Mr. and Mrs. Malkin are going to get whacked while shopping for groceries on a sunny Sunday afternoon if Malkin decided to defect and play with the Penguins.
In my opinion, this decision came down to one person. Malkin. He made it and with the exception of the relations between Russia and North America becoming more strained when it comes to hockey, I don't see the whacking of Malkin or his family members in the near future. In fact, I see Mrs. Malkin wearing nice fur coats and drinking the best vodka the world has to offer in the near future.
Last edited by 83-Steelers-43; 08-14-2006 at 08:50 AM.