Several supporters of the Montreal canadiens regret always the trade that sent Mikhail Sergachev the Tampa Bay Lightning in June 2017, and this is not Evgeni Malkin, which will alleviate their distress.
The attacker of the Pittsburgh Penguins participated in a video conference of the national hockey League (NHL), Tuesday, in the company of Sergachev and the defender of the Washington Capitals Dmitry Orlov. Even if it has not hesitated to use humour to taunt his two compatriots during the interview, “Geno” has shown praise towards them.
“I would prefer not too make them compliments, but they are players with an intelligence quotient of hockey is high,” said Malkin on the site NHL.com. “Both understand the game very well and slip easily. The sport has changed a lot lately. The rears are much more mobile and effective longer. Therefore, they can spend more minutes on the ice.”
“The hockey is progressing in the way of skating people, and I think that Mikhail and Dmity are very mobile. They face the best offensive, the leaders of the opposing formation, and, of course, this is not easy. But hey, I scored goals against Washington and Tampa, too,” he then grinned.
However, the NHL players still need to wait before putting themselves to the challenge of new, pandemic coronavirus requires. They remain confined at home while waiting to return to action. For Malkin, this is the opportunity to spend valuable time with family. This is what he does, especially as he admits that he does not read the text messages that his teammates send him.
“The best thing that has happened to me, is that I can sleep ample. I spent a lot of time with my family, my boy of 3 years [Nikita]. I think we really became friends with him, he said. I now try to make him wear rollerblades. I want to see him skating on the ice when the break will be complete.”