Originally written June 21, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
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Yahoo Sports’ Nicholas J. Cotsonika found a way to rather masterfully frame strong suggestions that the Pittsburgh Penguins will return to form as an NHL powerhouse and prohibitive Stanley Cup favorite in a superb article discussing Evgeni Malkin’s Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award wins: Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin won his first Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player Wednesday night. Yes, first. Because even on a team with Sidney Crosby, Malkin has the ability to stand out. Even in a league with Crosby and Steven Stamkos and Claude Giroux and so many other stars, Malkin could win the Hart again – maybe even should win the Hart again. The way he’s training, the way he’s talking, he seems more committed, confident and comfortable than ever before, and that has already made a great player even greater. Continue reading "Beware the Penguins, already?"
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