skullman80 wrote:bill from turtle creek wrote:Mongoose87 wrote:bill from turtle creek wrote:Idoit40fans wrote:Weren't people complaining last summer that Malkin should stay here and work on his English. Lets do that again!
Frankly, him working to improve his language skills would not be a bad thing.
I'd rather have him in better hockey shape than better english shape. He can learn language more easily during the season than he can improve his strength and conditioning.
There's plenty of time for both. I worked out quite a bit when I was in college, and managed to both gain muscle mass and get a degree.
His English is perfectly fine as it is for what he needs it for. He knows a lot more than most people think probably. He doesn't need to be fluent. He understands the language, and that's perfectly fine with me.
But yeah, I don't care at what pace he learns the language. It will come, and he clearly knows enough to get by well enough now.