Originally written on PenguinPoop  |  Last updated 4/18/13

UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins scores a first period goal against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on November 27, 2009 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
After attending another routine Penguins’ victory at the Consol Energy Center last night, you would think I would have been riding high knowing the Penguins are just one victory over the Bruins Friday night from clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference and getting guaranteed home ice advantage for at least the first three rounds of the playoffs. That assumption would be wrong. My mood was tempered by at least five separate “Mensa” members I overheard while walking through the concourse in between periods who all think the Penguins should trade Evgeni Malkin during the upcoming offseason.  Now, of course, these same folks had already penciled in that the Penguins will have won the Cup this year most likely never once remembering that the Penguins have lost their last three playoff series all to teams they should have easily beaten.  Their “logic” all contained some of the following tid bits: “How can you pay a guy $8.7 million to put up the numbers he’s putting up?”, “Oh sur...
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