Pitts wrote:I honestly don't think Malone wants to leave Pittsburgh. I think he enjoys being the "Pittsburgh Kid", and having the opportunity for his family and friends watch him play all the time. I truly think he takes pride in that fact and believe him when he says he wants to stay a Pen for life.
At the beginning of the season, yes I would've thought Malone wanted out. Now, no chance. He is excelling under MT.
GP G A Pts PPG PPA SHG
Edzo- 31 6 5 11 5 1 3
MT-- 31 11 11 22 4 5 0
Yes the position switch has helped Malone, but MT has really gotten Ryan motivated, in shape and more disciplined. He seems to be flying out on the ice. And there is none of the LAZINESS that he displayed so often under Mari... er, I mean Edzo.