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Penguins bits: Orpik undergoes hernia surgery, video evidence of Malkin’s stickhandling skills

Jul 20, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT

Evgeni Malkin Getty Images

Here are two bits of Pittsburgh Penguins news from today.

(Feel free to insert your “Free candy in two months” jokes as necessary now.)

Orpik’s role with Pittsburgh is clear: hit people and play responsibly in his own end. He lead the team in hits with 194 in an injury-shortened 2010-11 season and was even further head of the rest of squad with 255 in 09-10.

This link contains a lengthier video of Malkin going through drills with strength and conditioning coach Mike Kadar in Moscow, but the highlight of the video revolves around the Russian star showing off his ridiculous hand-eye coordination. It reminds me a bit of an old Tiger Woods commercial in which he shows off similar skills. If nothing else, it proves that Sidney Crosby isn’t the only Penguins forward whose skills are worthy of hockey trick videos.

  1. bigbear42 - Jul 20, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    I was more impressed by Malkin avoiding that easter egg colored car than I was with him bouncing a ball on his stick

    • James O'Brien - Jul 20, 2011 at 5:22 PM

      It did seem awfully close, didn’t it?

      • bigbear42 - Jul 20, 2011 at 9:45 PM

        It was probably Mark Letestu trying to work his way up the depth chart

  2. jpelle82 - Jul 20, 2011 at 6:17 PM

    heckuva scar on that right knee

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