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PHT Morning Skate: Where Evgeni Malkin is piling up international hardware

Jun 9, 2012, 9:44 AM EDT

Evgeni Malkin AP

PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Evgeni Malkin won the Kharlamov Trophy as Russia’s best hockey player. (

Dustin Brown hasn’t seemed like the same guy in the finals, has he? (Los Angeles Times)

Bill Simmons wrote a pretty good piece about what it means being a fan. (Grantland)

Down Goes Brown has the New Jersey Devils guide to coming back from down 3-0. (Down Goes Brown)

The Kings are ready for the hell Devils fans will bring them tonight. Puns are awesome. (Los Angeles Times)

  1. Stiller43 - Jun 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Malkin is russias best player… Yeah, anyone surprised?

  2. bminers - Jun 9, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Malkin is one of the best player’s ever to play. With a healthily line up it would be no surprise if. They win the cup again

  3. GenoPringles - Jun 9, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    What a bias web site this is. I keep looking for the stories about Claude Giroux and all the awards he has won but I can’t find any? The Soupcan army keeps on filling up the trophy case, nice work Pringles!!!

  4. vokounviolatesvirginvag - Jun 9, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    the franchise is known for having superstars on their team. am i suprised hes the best russian hockey player in the world? not at all. thats how the franchise works. soup can sid is the best canadian hockey player while a sleek james neal is in second. soup can army!!!

    • pone27 - Jun 9, 2012 at 4:55 PM

      Lol, James Neal? Insert non-knowledgeable hockey fan above.

  5. crosberries - Jun 9, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    Geno say “my coach no pump my tires. Why so?”

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