PensInAz wrote:The Pens not having the money to sign him is one of the weakest arguments that I see brought up continually.
The debate over whether the Penguins' Sidney Crosby or Washington's Alex Ovechkin should win the Calder Trophy likely will rage until the end of the season, but Ovechkin already is pretty sure who will be the NHL's top rookie a year from now.
His early vote would go to Russian countryman and Penguins prospect Evgeni Malkin, the second overall pick in the 2004 draft.
Pitts wrote:Malkin will want to prove his worth in the NHL. If he stays in the Russian Super League, he simply remains a great Russian player. But, in the NHL, he can become a worldwide sensation like Forsberg. Any player with that kind of competitive drive will want to stake his claim in the NHL.
Malkin's agent Pat Brisson believes the 19-year-old will be with the Penguins for the 2006-07 season.
"My feeling is that Evgeni will want to graduate to the NHL next year," Brisson told Pittsburgh reporters in August.
Malkin is under contract to his hometown team, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, until 2008.
Any chance of Malkin playing in the NHL this season ended when Russian officials refused to participate in the transfer agreement negotiated by the NHL and International Ice Hockey Federation. That agreement establishes the fees NHL clubs must pay to secure the rights to European prospects.
he is most likely going to receive the MVP award there
elliot wrote:I know Morozov didnt exactly have a good history here, but with him owning the RSL just like Malkin, I'd give him another shot at a one year deal, to mentor and wing Malkin for his first season.
OldMan wrote:If anything, his rights would probably be worth something now.
FuturePens wrote:HERE IS THE PROVE GUYS< THIS ARTICLE CAME OUT ONE DAY AFTER I POSTED THIS.
http://www.russianprospects.com/public/ ... cle_id=414
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