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Malkin Like Fedorov

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Evgeni Malkin’s dominance absent Sidney Crosby’s presence in Pittsburgh is reminiscent of the way Sergei Fedorov would take command in Detroit whenever Steve Yzerman was sidelined.

Malkin, meanwhile, continues to be the league’s sneakiest dirtiest player, enabled by officials who continue to allow him to go scot-free for plays such as the one midway through the first period of the match at the Garden on Thursday where he low-bridged Brian Boyle to avoid a check and in doing so sent the Ranger up and over.

It was an act distinct from the one that got Brad Marchand suspended for going low on Vancouver’s Sami Salo only by speed, distance and the absence of league discipline.

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He ducks to miss Check & he’s Dirty? Someone remind Brooks to take his meds PLEASE!

Posted by Evilpens on 01/22/12 at 12:50 PM ET

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Malkin was obviously dodging a check, it may piss you off but in no way was it dirty.  Boyle was trying to finish Malkin off and he lost..  Anyone can have a blog nowadays.  It show’s in your professionalism there Paul.

Malkin was 34 PIM, Pretty high for someone who is “Enabled” by the officials.  LOL

You may want to look at the Bruins for favortism by the league.  Over 200 man games lost wouldn’t indicate any type of favortism.

Posted by Rogers on 01/22/12 at 02:34 PM ET

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He ducks to miss Check & he’s Dirty? Someone remind Brooks to take his meds PLEASE!

I love Malkin and trust me Brooks loves him too.He actually wrote that he thinks he should be MVP but evil take off the homer glasses for a second and realize that what malkin did to boyle and last week lecavalier is a pattern.Marchand got 5 games for the exact same thing except for the fact that malkin is 6’3 and marchand is 5’9.When youre that big you take the hit and move on. lecavalier wasnt going to hurt him nor was boyle just regular finish your checks types. be honest about it.great player but does this alot

Posted by Ujustgotkronwalled on 01/22/12 at 06:46 PM ET

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Malkin was 34 PIM, Pretty high for someone who is “Enabled” by the officials.

Well to be fair, when the contention is that he’s one of the dirtiest players in the league, pointing out that he’s 136th in the league in penalty minutes doesn’t exactly help your argument.

Posted by Garth on 01/23/12 at 11:25 AM ET

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