Update. Malkin's parents now fleeing Russia!

I thought since we haven’t had any Malkin news in a while and since this story brings more evidence to light about the shady ongoings in Russia, that I may as well post it, in hopes to silence some critics who thought we were exagerating about (some aspects of) Russia’s corruptness. One of the speculations was that there was immense pressure being put on his family, that forced him to sign the 3am contract reworking.From http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06246/718724-61.stm

No legal action has been taken against Penguins prospect Evgeni Malkin for leaving his Russian Super League team, but his parents apparently have run into enough trouble that they plan to move from their hometown…

“You can’t imagine how Evgeni wanted to play in the NHL,” Natalia Malkin was quoted as saying. “And we dreamed with him. Finally, he had found his way. And we will be by his side as his parents everywhere.

“But, unfortunately, there are people who are trying to thrust their opinion. They will not leave us alone.

“When Evgeni was still missing, they stayed in our house day and night. They thought we would help them to find him. But we didn’t know where he was, either. We understand he just could not call. He calmed us down as soon as he was able to do so.”

The report out of Russia added that fans bitter over Malkin leaving his hometown team could seek revenge, perhaps on his new prison-themed restaurant in Magnitogorsk.

“I will not be surprised if fans burn to the ground his restaurant, VIP Zone,” one fan was quoted…

Good stuff. It’ll be interesting to see how Malkin deals with all of this.


25 Responses to Update. Malkin's parents now fleeing Russia!

  1. Jrugges says:

    Yikes… Feels good to live in America.

  2. FrankTheTank3388 says:

    Great, more news about a player who is yet to play an NHL game… I’m sick of these Malkin stories, why can’t we all just leave the kid alone until he actually signs in the NHL?

  3. muckies says:

    Don’t want to make you out to be a Drama-Queen, but nowhere does it say that Malkin’s Parents are “”FLEEING” Russia, all it says is they are selling their house and moving – which if your son just became a millionaire you might move to a better house as well.

    Fleeing and selling your house are 2 totally different things. Now you can do your little ‘Russia is hell’ rant, and tell me again how America is the saviour of freedom, and the only place on the planet for kids with dreams, like Malkin.

    Freedom is on the March…..

  4. TheDugg1er says:

    america and the word peace in the same sentence doesnt apply. Unless it’s like America is not a peaceful country. You want to know the country that offers peace, it’s Canada, and if anyone says anything else you know nothing. GO CANADA!!!!!!!!!

  5. Waffles says:

    ^He did not just become a millionaire, so that would have nothing to do with it. It’s likely that they will come to North America with they’re son, assuming they’re not burned to the ground too.

    Man, thats retarded, you’d never see North Americans go that wild over something like this. CANADA AND USA ARE THE PLACES TO BE. (And i’m not so sure about Mexico, i’ve never been there)

  6. tacitus says:

    This is a hockey rumor site correct??? What team drafted his parents and what position do they play????

    Satans uncle had a cat who just gave birth to 5 kittens

    Modanos nephew complete summer skool

    Recchi’s mom is a hottie

    any other news about peoples families?

  7. thatleafsguy says:

    RUN FORREST RUN!!!

  8. Williams1505 says:

    Russia is F’ed up……

  9. Pedro says:

    Well if he really wanted to go to the land of the free, and peace on earth, all that crap. GO to SWITZERLAND.

    Face it, he wanted to play in the NHL, don’t bring politics into this. No one on this site has a clue about politics, and if they did they wouldn’t be on this site. Something tells me anyone born after 1984 would have a hard understanding anything other then hockey. Some of you don’t seem to understand hockey all that well.

  10. Pedro says:

    Have you ever been anywhere else?

  11. Pedro says:

    Ah really. Edmonton was pretty insane during the playoff’s and the Chris Pronger fiasco. Montreal has scared more players from that city then any other NHL team. Down south, well look at Greenbay, I hear they have a hard time attracting black football players on the grounds of racism in the city. Look at New York city and Alex Rodriguez, or that back catcher for the mets.

    It’s easy to say that when the only travel experience anyone on this content has is 5 and 4 star resorts.

  12. BruMagnus says:

    Where’s muckies?

    I wonder what he thinks of Malkin now after more of the facts have been discovered.

  13. BruMagnus says:

    Well I’ve twice submitted the trade rumor involving the Penguins, but they decided not to post it for some reason, so here it is.

    The Penguins offered Anson Carter a $2.8 million contract for one year, which he rejected. I believe the Leafs also offered a two year $5 million. He really wants $3 million/per.

    Because of this, and because the Predators have signed JP Dumont, one of Martin Erat, Scott Hartnell or possibly (though doubtful) Scottie Upshall, will be traded.

    Seeing as Ray Shero (the Penguins GM and former assistant GM in Nashville) has already made a plethora of trades with Nashville both on and off the ice, it seems possible that he may be in works to pull off a trade that would land either Erat or Hartnett to play on the right wing.

  14. BruMagnus says:

    Well I’ve twice submitted the trade rumor involving the Penguins, but they decided not to post it for some reason, so here it is.

    The Penguins offered Anson Carter a $2.8 million contract for one year, which he rejected. I believe the Leafs also offered a two year $5 million. He really wants $3 million/per.

    Because of this, and because the Predators have signed JP Dumont, one of Martin Erat, Scott Hartnell or possibly (though doubtful) Scottie Upshall, will be traded.

    Seeing as Ray Shero (the Penguins GM and former assistant GM in Nashville) has already made a plethora of trades with Nashville both on and off the ice, it seems possible that he may be in works to pull off a trade that would land either Erat or Hartnett to play on the right wing.

  15. bleed_penguins says:

    The site isn’t NHLTradeRumors. It’s Hockeytraderumors. All hockey talk. If you don’t want to read about Malkin then don’t open the article, simple as that.

  16. merr29 says:

    PARTY AT GONCHAR’S HOUSE, I’LL BRING THE BEER!

  17. Nickc2cb says:

    In the words of South Park — “Blame Canada!”

  18. Seedless says:

    You mean “GO AMERICA JR!!!” right?… you’d be speaking German if it weren’t for us yankee’s.

  19. Seedless says:

    Vote for Pedro

  20. muckies says:

    and you Yankee’s would be speaking French if it wasn’t for the English, where you got your language from, and England is actually still tied to Canada, so actually we’d be speaking Englsih in Canada no matter what you guys in America were doing.

    and just so you get your facts straight, Canada entered WWI and WWII about 3 years BEFORE America did………but i wouldn’t expect an America to know or understand anything about the world other then, AMERICA IS THE HOME OF FREEDOM, GO AMERICA, AMERICA SAVED THE WORLD.

    FREEDOM IS ON THE MARCH……..JUST ASK THE IRAQI’S, THEY ROLLING IN FREEDOM RIGHT NOW.

  21. Seedless says:

    You mean Canada has an army? Whoa, total mindblow. (jk)

    I never said Canada wasn’t in the war. I really don’t care if htey were in the war. All i was saying is that if it wasn’t for us, you’d be speaking German, regardless of your participation in the war.

    The origins of the english language is completely irrelevent. If Hitler’s big boot stomped into Canada you’d definately be speaking his language.

    Also, Canada entering the war 3 years earlier DOES NOT change the fact that you’d be speaking German right now.

    Canada could have been there 6 years earlier and they STILL wouldn’t have accomplished half of what we did in the time we were there. Don’t even try to act like Canada had even close of an impact as we did. There’s really no argument about that.

    Regardless, I apologize for advocating an off-topic argument. Unless we can somehow relate our opinions to hockey, then let’s just drop it. I’m not gonna change your opinion, and you’re DEFINATELY not changing mine.

  22. TheDugg1er says:

    lol! who’s got the ice???

  23. BruMagnus says:

    Your post makes me really sad for all the Canadian and American (and other) veterans. It shows typical American arrogance as well, something the entire world both hates and fears.

    Hey, remember Afghanistan? What happened there?

    Hey, remember Iraq? Wasn’t the War Officially over 3 years ago?

    You have no clue what happened in WWI or WWII or what led to America’s “benevolent/self-sacrificing” involvement.

    You have to learn more before you can speak, otherwise you look like a moron.

  24. Seedless says:

    Ummm please pick apart anything from my post that makes me you think i have “no clue” what happened in the wars. If you can successfully pick something out, then you are the moron my friend, because you would be wrong. There’s nothing more i need to learn about them. you’re obviously just a typical bitter non-American. Be jealous all you want, or as you say it, “hate American arrogance” all you want. Give me a break…. you should be grateful to America if anything.

    But I guess I just dont know what it feels like to be somewhere else other than the greatest and most important place in the world. I guess I’d be jealous too.

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