Russian team vows to sue Penguins over Malkin

Monday, August 14, 2006

By Robert Dvorchak, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Evgeni Malkin is in the process of obtaining a visa to travel to the United States and could be already in the country, according to a Russian journalist who once served as his translator. But whether Malkin plays for the Penguins this season apparently will come down to legalities and money.

59 Responses to Russian team vows to sue Penguins over Malkin

  1. my_sphincter says:

    Originally, the whole story was posted (no link – which is where the comments about copyright came from).

    Lint changed it.

  2. kamullia says:

    Again, I did not say it was not funny, because I knew it would be funny to people who are oblivious to the actual experience.

    For people like me who have either experienced it or close to it, it is not funny.

    If you, or one of your family had gone through something similar, like for me, it would not be funny. And it will not be funny once you mature into an older age. Trust me.

  3. TheDugg1er says:

    OOOOOOOOO ok now i understand. I guess I only saw the updated version. Everything makes sense now.

  4. BruMagnus says:

    now reports say he signed that contract at 3am in the morning… not the usual time for honest business meetings

  5. BruMagnus says:

    good post. I hope muckies read it.

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  7. muckies says:

    i did read it, but I’m not a drama queen like you are, and I actually think Malkin probably likes Russia, and would be proud to wear Russian colors for his country. I’m not the one jumping to conclusions and saying Malkin’s life is in danger and he will die unless e plays hockey. His own father said he was not proud of Malkin running like he did, and said the exact thing I did, there was a better way to do things and he should have honoured his contract – or not signed it at all.

    This is an argument between a hockey team and a player, not the MOb, the Tsarist regime, commun ism and the free world. it’s a simple disagreement getting blown out of proportion by AMERICANS like your buddy Eklund who knows nothing about amnything and thinks everything outside of America is horrible and crime infested.

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  9. BruMagnus says:

    I’m sure Malkin likes Russia too. I was glad to hear how the National Team coach already said that Malkin would be welcome to play on Team Russia in the future if he so desired.

    I never jumped to any conclusions. It was you who did so, and why you got so many negative comments. Everyone kept telling you not to make snap judgments before all the facts were in.

    As for his parents comments, they are interesting in that they show the supreme pressure he was under. And let’s not forget the 3am signing, which, I don’t think you truly do realize, doesn’t happen in honest business meetings.

    You may have read the post, but you didn’t internalize anything. Once again you are telling me your opinion shrouded as a fact: “This is an argument…” YOU don’t know what’s going on. The Mob IS heavily involved in the Russian Super League. Malkin’s parents may have made their comments to save face, you simply don’t know. You can believe what you want, but you have no idea. It may in fact be a simple disagreement, but we do not yet know.

    Lastly, plenty INSIDE America is horrible and crime infested. But it’s even moreso in places like Russia. This is the fact we are trying to get you to understand.

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