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Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby roland on Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:28 am

Tribune Review 11/07/08 - Joe Starky

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New event to spice up the tired old NHL All-Star Skills competition: Russian Roulette, featuring Evgeni Malkin and Alex Ovechkin.

It wouldn't be complicated. Malkin would stand by the end boards. Ovechkin would race at him 100 mph and try to put him through the glass.

You know, just like in the real games.

This has to be the most bizarre ongoing feud insports. Every time the Penguins play the Washington Capitals, Ovechkin loses his mind. He locks in on Malkin about a half-dozen times and pretty much tries to break him in-half. It happened again in the teams' first meeting this season, Oct. 16 at Mellon Arena.

.....

Weirder still: Nobody seems to know why it's happening.

One theory has it that something went awry in August of 2007 at a Moscow nightclub, where Ovechkin allegedly punched out Malkin's Russian agent, Gennady Ushakov.

Ovechkin has denied the story.

Two days ago, I asked Malkin -- who is no longer using a translator in interviews -- if Ovechkin punched Ushakov.

"Yes," he said. "Bad situation."

Might whatever have occurred that night be the reason for Ovechkin's obvious hostility?

"Maybe," Malkin said. "I don't know."

Malkin and Ovechkin were roommates with the Russian Olympic team in Turin, Italy, in 2006.

How'd that go?

"Good time, good friends, good talk," Malkin said. "Now, it's so-so."

....

If the NHL doesn't tell Ovechkin to cool it, the Penguins need to make it very clear, very early, that his behavior will no longer be tolerated. Something tells me Colby Armstrong, Jarkko Ruutu, Gary Roberts or Ryan Malone would have made that point Oct. 16. Maybe the Penguins' new guys weren't aware of just how cold this Cold War was.

They are now.

Everyone is, even if nobody seems to know why it started.



I cant wait to see the Pens play the Caps come playoff time.
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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:29 am

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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby Nizzy on Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:31 am

Why doesn't Geno just throw down with Alex. Malkin needs to fight someone sometime. Even Mario did it a couple times.
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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby czwalga on Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:35 am

It would be great if malkin just turned into an animal and beat the **** out of ovechkin. It would suprise everyone.
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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby Eismann on Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:49 am

It's probably just because I watch this show every blessed day with the kid, but AO and Geno remind me of Drake & Josh. The girl in the middle is Mike Richards.

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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby AlexPKeaton on Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:54 am

Nizzy wrote:Why doesn't Geno just throw down with Alex. Malkin needs to fight someone sometime. Even Mario did it a couple times.


He did in the Ottawa series his rookie year lol.
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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby darkstar57 on Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:55 am

CROSBY & MALKIN
VERSUS
OVIE & SEMIN

STEEL DEATH CAGE MATCH

Don't you guys watch the office, the only way to solve things is a cage match
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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby AlexPKeaton on Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:58 am

Pitt vs Caps > Pitt vs Philly? I think so.
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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby Eismann on Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:04 am

AlexPKeaton wrote:Pitt vs Caps > Pitt vs Philly? I think so.


Not even close, IMO. Sid/Geno vs. AO/Semin > Sid vs. Richards, I'm on board with.

But considering the whole, Pitt vs. Philly >>>>>>> Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla >>>>>>> Pitt vs. Caps
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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby Why So Serious? on Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:08 am

AlexPKeaton wrote:Pitt vs Caps > Pitt vs Philly? I think so.


Nothing rivals with the Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia games. I look forward to those games more than anything. I love seeing Mike Richards continue to show why he is such a joke, along with being the biggest whiner and diver in the NHL. His antics are embarrassing.
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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby AlexPKeaton on Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:11 am

Why So Serious? wrote:
AlexPKeaton wrote:Pitt vs Caps > Pitt vs Philly? I think so.


Nothing rivals with the Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia games. I look forward to those games more than anything. I love seeing Mike Richards continue to show why he is such a joke, along with being the biggest whiner and diver in the NHL. His antics are embarrassing.


Yes, but I'm looking forward to the next Caps game more than the next Philly game.
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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby superconan on Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:17 am

If the NHL doesn't tell Ovechkin to cool it, the Penguins need to make it very clear, very early, that his behavior will no longer be tolerated. Something tells me Colby Armstrong, Jarkko Ruutu, Gary Roberts or Ryan Malone would have made that point Oct. 16. Maybe the Penguins' new guys weren't aware of just how cold this Cold War was.


Ruutu and Malone could have done something last year, and what would Armstrong do?
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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby Dickie Dunn on Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:27 am

superconan wrote:
If the NHL doesn't tell Ovechkin to cool it, the Penguins need to make it very clear, very early, that his behavior will no longer be tolerated. Something tells me Colby Armstrong, Jarkko Ruutu, Gary Roberts or Ryan Malone would have made that point Oct. 16. Maybe the Penguins' new guys weren't aware of just how cold this Cold War was.


Ruutu and Malone could have done something last year, and what would Armstrong do?


Armstrong would try to make him laugh into submission.
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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby blackjack68 on Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:33 am

superconan wrote:
If the NHL doesn't tell Ovechkin to cool it, the Penguins need to make it very clear, very early, that his behavior will no longer be tolerated. Something tells me Colby Armstrong, Jarkko Ruutu, Gary Roberts or Ryan Malone would have made that point Oct. 16. Maybe the Penguins' new guys weren't aware of just how cold this Cold War was.


Ruutu and Malone could have done something last year, and what would Armstrong do?


Show up in a really bad car commercial with him.
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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby brwi on Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:36 am

superconan wrote:
If the NHL doesn't tell Ovechkin to cool it, the Penguins need to make it very clear, very early, that his behavior will no longer be tolerated. Something tells me Colby Armstrong, Jarkko Ruutu, Gary Roberts or Ryan Malone would have made that point Oct. 16. Maybe the Penguins' new guys weren't aware of just how cold this Cold War was.


Ruutu and Malone could have done something last year, and what would Armstrong do?


He'd use chemistry to make a potion and poison Ovechkin.

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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby farnham16 on Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:09 pm

Malkin > Ovechkin. Thats all that matters.
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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby Noise on Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:56 pm

Eismann wrote:It's probably just because I watch this show every blessed day with the kid, but AO and Geno remind me of Drake & Josh. The girl in the middle is Mike Richards.

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LOL. . . I can totally see that

The girl in the middle is going to be 18 next year btw.
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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby penny lane on Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:08 pm

Let's hope the NHL in its wisdom , at the all star game, avoids putting AO on Geno's line.
Give me Sid, Geno and Ilya in a match against AO, Gomez, Semin. :) Undercard to the so called game.
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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby npv708 on Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:17 pm

Noise wrote:


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its obvious why this feud started, sometime after this picture was taken geno must have stolen AO's supply of hairgel...therefore making the rockstar completely nuts...
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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby Steve on Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:19 pm

Noise wrote:
Eismann wrote:It's probably just because I watch this show every blessed day with the kid, but AO and Geno remind me of Drake & Josh. The girl in the middle is Mike Richards.


LOL. . . I can totally see that

The girl in the middle is going to be 18 next year btw.


That's awesome Eismann - and i'm stealing your idea/pic. :lol:
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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby jwienand on Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:22 pm

Noise wrote:
Eismann wrote:It's probably just because I watch this show every blessed day with the kid, but AO and Geno remind me of Drake & Josh. The girl in the middle is Mike Richards.

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LOL. . . I can totally see that

The girl in the middle is going to be 18 next year btw.


It's a little scarey that you know that :shock:
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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby Zarovich on Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:26 pm

Noise wrote:
Eismann wrote:It's probably just because I watch this show every blessed day with the kid, but AO and Geno remind me of Drake & Josh. The girl in the middle is Mike Richards.

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LOL. . . I can totally see that

The girl in the middle is going to be 18 next year btw.


Is she the girl in iCarly also?
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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby purelebo84 on Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:53 pm

czwalga wrote:It would be great if malkin just turned into an animal and beat the **** out of ovechkin. It would suprise everyone.

He would kill him.
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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby tjand72 on Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:13 pm

I guess I'm the only one who thinks that Ovechkin would get the best of Malkin in a fight. I have absolutely nothing on which to base this feeling, but I just think that OV has that killer instinct, and would take Malkin out.

Of course I'd love to be proved wrong.
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Re: Malkin Ovechkin feud

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:17 pm

tjand72 wrote:I guess I'm the only one who thinks that Ovechkin would get the best of Malkin in a fight. I have absolutely nothing on which to base this feeling, but I just think that OV has that killer instinct, and would take Malkin out.

Of course I'd love to be proved wrong.


See, I thought the opposite. I think i'm one of the few, even among pens fans, that think Malkin would win. Malkin is scary when he gets angry on the ice, and I have to think thats how he would have to be to get into a fight. Outside of that, he's got two inches on Ovechkin, which is a bigger advantage than the weight advantage that Ovechkin has. Either way, if Malkin puts on 20 or so pounds that he should be able to put on over the next few years, opponents are going to be afraid of him even when he isn't scoring.
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