Originally Posted by PlainWhiteBasicBlue
Don't underestimate the power of the Russian Mafia. The Redfellas are much smarter and more ruthless than La Cosa Nostra ever was or will be.
Not to take this off topic...
More ruthless? Sure. They will kill your family members (wife and kids). Smarter? I disagree. LCN to this day is more organized not only in the states but throughout the globe compared to the Russian mob and I'm willing to bet they pull in more cash on yearly basis. The Russian is mob large and powerful, but they are not on the same level as LCN.
Also, by no means am I underestimating them. I just don't recall other NHL players parents being killed or beaten up nor have I heard any type of evidence stating that Malkin or his family have been threatened.