Gonchar: Malkin staying in Russia

Sergei Gonchar has told the pittsburgh tribune review that Malkin will remain in Russia this season.

He apparently has reasons to stay in Russia, which were not revealed by Gonchar.


14 Responses to Gonchar: Malkin staying in Russia

  1. Veggetto19 says:

    ***** gonchar how does he know

  2. intelligentscorpio says:

    He spoke with Malkin

  3. Guinsfan87 says:

    He’s is one of Malkin’s best friends….

  4. PastParticiple says:

    Are we going to spot talking about this guy … he is probably doing this just for publicity.

    Guys stop posting for him .. he’s not worth it for now.

    Good Luck to Pittsburgh and hope Malkin will play for them and for god sake .. STOP TALKING ABOUT HIM !!!

    That’s all he wants, Sergei Gonchar maybe is friend but who knows.

  5. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    yes, gonchar spoke to malkin, but that means nothing. obviously you know more about this situation from the very reliable media sources you use.

  6. kamullia says:

    Here is an irony. Two main posts under this article (now 3 with mine), and both are not really talking about the subject, but doing not much more than bashing and complaining.

    Even worse, one is posting for people to quit posting. *chuckles*

    People just can’t resist, can they? They just have to click on it. All human will to just turn away and go somewhere else has shriveled into a….click?. *snickering*

    *deep breath* Thank you, I needed that laugh.

  7. PensinWpg says:

    Please understand that users of these forums post updated news, well, because its updated news…Quite to the point of this site for that matter.

    Publicity? Insane.

    If you don’t want to talk/hear about him keep your finger off the mouse button, read/reply to topics that are interest to you, simple as that. Please don’t go around telling others what to do and what not to do. I do not welcome that attitude here and will step up to challenge it with anyone.

    As for Gonchar, he played with Malkin in Magnitogorsk during the lockout, was his road game roommate. He now acts as sort of a translator as well as familiarizing him with the North American game and helping him with his english education.

  8. Peca94 says:

    Im a die-hard Leaf fan and always will be but, I have always had a soft spot for pittsburgh and this sorda pisses me off. If there were any other team I’d like to see win the Cup in the East its the Pens…I like Crosby, yes he is a bit of a whiner but, then again so was “The Great One”, and this team should, I say should be really exciting to watch for a long time to come. Malkin should suck it up and leave his girlfriend at home, that is no reason to stay in Russia for another year. Seriously though, Malkin is a bonified Super Star and I look forward to seeing him SOME TIME SOON!

  9. enigmagnum says:

    I’m a die-hard Pens fan with a soft spot for the Leafs. Heh. =)

  10. PghPens06 says:

    I’m a diehard Penguins fan and I hate the Leafs. Mostly because they beat the crap out of the Pens all of the time. I especially can’t stand Mats Sundin – a true Penguin killer. It’s only good natured sports hatred though. Toronto is a wonderful city.

    Back to topic – Malkin really had a nice setup here. Gonchar was going to take him under his wing and even let him live with his family in Pittsburgh this year. On top of that, he would be on a youthful team with tremendous potential for the future. He could be one of the leaders. Unfortunately, the last I heard, he doesn’t know any English. Gonchar would have been his translator. You would think that if he had his sights set on being here, he would have started to learn the language. Than again, Jagr learned English by watching episodes of Married with Children after he got here. I guess that explains a few things.

  11. kamullia says:

    Hey, if I moved to Congo and they had Christina Applegate in skimpy clothes on TV I’d learn Zulu in no time.

    Mario really learned English watchin soap operas.

    People put a lot of value into learning the language pre-residing, but I can tell you from personal experiences of many, including my own, that “learning” the language in a classroom before hand only gets you the basics. It is only after full immersion into a habitat where English is the only language, that you truly learn the language. And it takes time, years for most.

    Learning the language before hand to coming to play, will help, but his first year he will still be trying to get his head around that, regardless. And the language basics to play hockey, are not that many. The problem will be when something that requires improvisation will present. But after all, they paid an average of $5M a year for a translator, so Malkin will be alright.

  12. PghPens06 says:

    Malkin opens restaurant – Announced Today:


    What the . . . . ?

    Twenty years old and he’s opening a restaurant? Maybe Metallurg gave him a huge bonus to stay one more year. It helped him pay for his new restaurant.

    BTW, its a restaurant with a Russian prison theme. A place he wants to avoid if he were to leave his Russian contract. The whole overall situation is just downright bizarre

  13. pensfan29 says:

    why? why? why?

    He wants to play in the NHL this year not own a restaraunt!!!!! Evgeni I’m really starting to hate you off the ice, now sign with the pens close your gayass restaraunt and WIN THE CALDER ALREADY!

  14. PensinWpg says:

    Yeah I heard about this in the making awhile back. He certainly is a quirky young lad.

    Nice to see he isn’t just spending his well earned money on an exotic sports car and smashing it into a wall.

    And just because all his interests and energy are not spent solely on hockey should be seen as a good thing. IMHO.

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