Evgeni Malkin shared some interesting observations with Sports-Express’ Igor Eronko this weekend, including that he believes that the Pittsburgh Penguins “have all the tools” to win a third Stanley Cup in a row.
Quite reasonably, Malkin notes that the team kept its core intact.
Of course, Malkin and Sidney Crosby are still the catalysts for the Penguins, so it’s always fun to come across the latest observations from the Russian star.
Evgeni Malkin: Crosby is a workaholic who I guess thinks only about hockey from dusk till dawn.He’s one of the most hardworking players ever
— Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) August 19, 2017
It’s not surprising to see Malkin praise Crosby and pump up the Penguins’ chances. Last year, he showed confidence in Pittsburgh’s repeat chances and professed an interest in being on the same team with Crosby for the next “10 years.”
This summer’s been a great one for Geno, with plenty of team honors mixing with some great individual feats. For example:
Congratulations to Evgeni Malkin for winning the 2017 Kharlamov Trophy (most valuable Russian NHL player). ��: Malkin's Instagram pic.twitter.com/7gw9ZrzIlf
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) August 14, 2017