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Evgeni Malkin runs away with All-Star players’ poll

Jan 31, 2012, 8:20 PM EDT

Evgeni Malkin AP

Evgeni Malkin is atop many first-half Hart Trophy lists – and that dominance hasn’t been lost on his peers. polled 38 NHL All-Stars on a variety of subjects and found that Geno was the resounding choice for the first-half MVP, as 23 different players gave the Russian star the nod. (Perhaps you could call him the first-half Ted Lindsay Award winner by extension, then.)

Malkin’s results towered over second-place guy Claude Giroux, who received seven votes. The other categories were far more divided, especially most underrated player, which Kimmo Timonen took with just four votes.

One cannot help but wonder if the “most surprising team” category was swayed a bit by the event taking place in Ottawa; the Senators (13 votes) narrowly edged the St. Louis Blues (12 votes) in that regard. (Then again, plenty of people – myself included – expected the Blues to be in the playoff hunt while few thought much of the Senators’ chances when preseason predictions poured out.)

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  1. pittsburghpoonslayer - Jan 31, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    2 soup can sid stories and a pringles can geno story! wats better than that!? oh wait, a filthadelphia flyer behind pringles can geno in the polls!!! haha take a backseat again to the pens filthadelphia!!

    • trbowman - Jan 31, 2012 at 8:41 PM

      I can settle this –

      Both Philly and Pittsburgh suck.

      The end.

    • James O'Brien - Jan 31, 2012 at 8:55 PM

      Mmmm Pringles.

  2. trbowman - Jan 31, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Sens are easily the more surprising team. Thought they’d be the worst team in the league this year.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 31, 2012 at 10:41 PM

      No question.

  3. pittsburghpoonslayer - Jan 31, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    your names tebowman. you are a doosh just for that. suck it

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 31, 2012 at 9:11 PM

      Your team’s getting dummied by the Leafs. Suck on that.

      • letangshair - Jan 31, 2012 at 11:44 PM


      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Feb 1, 2012 at 12:22 AM

        I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if you, pooslayer, and orpikseyes are all the same sad, lonely excuse for a human being. How else to explain you three trolls just appearing out of nowhere?

    • trbowman - Jan 31, 2012 at 9:18 PM


      and mad.

  4. streetskater1989 - Jan 31, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    Timonen is playing so great this season. His all star nod was well deserved

  5. pittsburghpoonslayer - Jan 31, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    hey mrmojoorissiiin???? I believe you spoke too soon buddy!!! hahahahahaha the greatest team on the earl made an unbelievable comeback just to shove it in your dooshbag face!!!! 8 game win streak wahhoooo! say some more shit dummy! you lose again!!!

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 31, 2012 at 10:17 PM

      Stupid hubris, I’ll keep my mouth shut next time. That’s something you might want to try one day.

      To be fair, the ref stole what would have been the GWG from us on a terrible call and we should have had twice as many goals anyway. Your team was badly outplayed for about 50 – 55 mins. and they stole those 2 points. They won’t be so lucky tomorrow so enjoy while you can.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 31, 2012 at 10:41 PM

        btw I’m not familiar with what “the greatest team on the earl” means, but don’t bother telling me because I’m done feeding you. This time I promise.

      • letangshair - Jan 31, 2012 at 11:46 PM

        U MAD?!?! U MAD??!?!

        He mad.

      • orpikseyes - Feb 1, 2012 at 6:30 AM

        So mad.

  6. pittsburghpoonslayer - Feb 1, 2012 at 6:00 AM

    I can only dream of being the man behind the name orpiks eyes and letangs hair.

    • orpikseyes - Feb 1, 2012 at 8:05 AM

      lucky for you poonslayer, your dreams are about to get a whole lot better, cause I ain’t Letangshair. That means there are 2 sexy ass men out there who have a never ending passion for soupcan sid, pringlescan geno, and the greatest team in the whole wide world.

  7. pittsburghpoonslayer - Feb 1, 2012 at 8:08 AM

    I apologize, I didn’t mean that you were the same person. I ment that I would be honored to be either one of you manly beasts.

    • letangshair - Feb 1, 2012 at 8:43 AM

      you’re a true inspiration to my craft. i only registered to fend off some of these posers ho’s an shitheads. couldn’t let you face these jackals alone.

  8. jamesmakesurmomneil - Feb 1, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    Just heard Geno Pringles just bought Jagr’s old house in Pittsburgh. He needed more room for all his awards. The house was pretty nice and came with a fully equipped sex dungeon.

  9. pittsburghpoonslayer - Feb 1, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    you sir, are a true pittsburgh comrad. unlike those filthadelphians who stab each other in the back. maybe one day you me orpikseyes and jamesmakesyourmomneal can watch a game at a bar and talk shit on filthadelphia.

  10. orpikseyes - Feb 1, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    ^ I think that’s cool as shit. Push it. Push it hard.

  11. jpelle82 - Feb 1, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    this guy really made 3 accounts (poon, letangshair, orpikseyes) so he can suck his own dick on a message board? wow. stop making us pens fans look bad you schmuck

    • letangshair - Feb 1, 2012 at 10:42 AM

      first off you’re not a real pens fan obviously. you probably love paul martin. second. we are not the same person and thats just a fact. we’re like the avengers, assembled super heros here to fight off haters of soup can sid. pringles can malkin. silky smooth tanger. james makes your mom neal. and crazy eyes orpik.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Feb 1, 2012 at 12:20 PM

      So it’s just pure coincidence that the three of you showed up at the same time spewing the exact same garbage on the exact same posts? Sure it is…..

  12. pittsburghpoonslayer - Feb 1, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    jpelle let me tell you something. you are rejected by the pittsburgh super heros as a pens fan. we are here only to spread the word and seed of soup can sid and tthe greatness of the penguins franchise. you should go back upstairs in your mothers house and grab your max talbot flyers jersey and put it on, tie gumbands around your nuts and put clothespins on your nipples and jerk off to claude giriouxs black tooth

    • jpelle82 - Feb 1, 2012 at 1:58 PM

      there’s a lot of gay inuendo out of you, seems like you have some daddy issues or maybe your uncle was the one molesting you as a child. probably arent even from pittsburgh are you?

  13. jamesmakesurmomneil - Feb 1, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Jpelle69 is not a real pens fan. He’s probably one of those guys who thinks fighting should be taken out of hockey. Go back to getting boners watching highschool fieldhockey u Sandusky wierdo. SoupCan Army 4 Life

  14. pittsburghpoonslayer - Feb 1, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    aren’t you going to feel stupid after losing AGAIN to “the FRANCHISE”

  15. toegoat - Feb 1, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Idk if it is the same person or not, but all u people getting bent out of shape are stupid, just don’t feed into it….
    I think it is hilarious imo.
    Soupcan Army!!!! lol

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