Daniel wrote: ExPatriatePen wrote: Daniel wrote: ExPatriatePen wrote:
No one still plays like Mario.
I haven't seen Malkin enough to know... are you being facious..or serious?
I am mostly being facious, but he sure looks like Mario on the ice. Both are tall with long reach and long stride. I only watched Malkin in the Olympics, but he sure was impressive.
I hate saying someone will be the next so and so. I would prefer to say that Malkin will be the next Malkin and that he will be one heck of a player. I honestly think he will be better than Crosby when it is all said and done.
Speaking of Mario being tall...
One day when Mario was out recovering from Hodgkins in the early/mid 90's I went to a game and stopped by the Igloo club afterwards.
Those of you that have been to the Igloo club know that there's an elevator in there that goes from ground level, to the Igloo Club, and then up to the Boxes.
The Elevator has a door in the front AND in the back because the back is how you get in/off on the ground level, but the front is fr the Igloo (I don't know about the Box level - I've never been there).
Anyway, Iws leaving the Igloo Club after the gane and when the elevator door opened it was packed. I knew the elevator operator though and he motioned us in with a smile.
As I moved into the packed elevator people moved around to make room as they will and I was looking down so as not to walk on anyones feet.
I moved deep into the elevator and saw a pair of shiny wing-tipped shoes pointed directly at me. "God this suit is stupid" I thought "Doesn't he know the elevator opens behind him on the next level?" as I moved my gaze up the mans suit pants I realized he was tall, and this was a real nice suit. That just made me have more contempt for him. "spoiled corporate brat" I thought to myself. As my gaze kept moving up I noticed he hada nice tie and was really well put together "Yeah but he has NO brains" I thought to myself.
All of a sudden I gazed up and realized that looking down at me, inches away from me, was Mario. He must have seen the serious contempt and annoyance in my eyes. He just smiled this huge grin. I looked at him and my expression changed from disgust to awe. "Hi Mario" I muttered, he laughed softly and said "Hi". The door opened and Mario and his entroage walked away leaving me speachless.