2009 NHL All-Star
Malkin, buddy - WTF?!! This guy head-hunts you on the ice and you're going to stand there and shake the smug bastard's hand? I'm all for maturity, but this kid needs punched in the face - just once (and then you can consider shaking his hand)!!
But you, my friend, ARE the bigger man (and the better player!) - I'll give you that!!
This from the Penguins webpage:
“We’re friends,” Malkin said. “We spoke earlier before the media. It’s not bad. It’s not a problem.”
Alex Ovechkin grinned when asked about the supposed feud.
“It’s always the same questions,” Ovechkin said. “We shook hands. We’re good. (The dispute is) made up by the media.”
In a quest for a détente, the two All-Stars posed for a photo during the NHL’s media availability Friday afternoon and even discussed plans for later that evening.
“He asked, ‘What you doing tonight?” Malkin explained to a few curious media members. “I said, ‘Nothing.’ He said, ‘Maybe we can go out tonight.’ I said, ‘Maybe, why not?’ We spoke, all the Russian guys, (Ilya) Kovalchuk and (Alex) Kovalev. We talked before about maybe going out.”
When Ovechkin was asked about going out with his fellow countrymen, the Capitals winger quipped:
“I don’t know about Malkin.”
“No, we’re good,” he then clarified
Hopefully, the players leave their agents at home this time.
“Agent in Moscow,” Malkin grinned.