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Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player.
The Russian superstar and NHL scoring champion won the Hart for the first time Wednesday night at the NHL Awards ceremony at the Wynn Las Vegas casino.
Malkin beat out Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos and New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who won the Vezina Trophy for the first time.
Ottawa's Erik Karlsson won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman, and Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog won the Calder Trophy as the top rookie.
Malkin had 50 goals and 59 assists while carrying the Penguins during Sidney Crosby's extended injury absence. He won the Hart vote over Stamkos, who scored 60 goals to win the Richard Trophy.
BEST OF MAXIM
Evgeni Malkin arrived in Vegas knowing that he would absolutely be taking home the Art Ross Trophy for the most points scored in a season. But Malkin walked away with two more trophies. He also won the Ted Lindsay award which is the trophy for an outstanding player voted on by his peers and he won the big one the Hart Trophy which is the league MVP. This is Malkin’s first...
Pittsburgh Penguins center Jordan Staal has turned down a 10-year offer to remain with the team, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported, citing sources.
The 23-year-old, entering a final year of a four-year $16 million contract, has told team officials he is willing to sign with the Carolina Hurricanes if the team can organize a trade. Staal would become an unrestricted free-agent...
Pittsburgh Penguins center Jordan Staal has turned down a 10-year contract extension offer from the Penguins, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. Staal is entering the final year of a four-year deal that pays him an average of $4 million per year. Staal, 23, would be eligible for unrestricted free agency at the end of the 2012-13 season. He had 25 goals and 25 assists for the...
from Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Penguins general manager Ray Shero admitted today that numerous teams have inquired about the availability of center Jordan Staal.
Shero’s reply is simple: Staal isn’t available.
Despite steady speculation all summer that Staal could be traded this summer, Shero will attempt to sign the center to a long-term contract.
Busy week for the NHL, and it keeps coming. Today the NHL released the entire 2012-2013 schedule.
The Penguins will open the regular season at home on Friday, October 12th against the Islanders. The first game against the Flyers who kicked us out of the playoffs is not a long wait, it happens on Thursday, October 18th and the Penguins will travel to Philadelphia for this match...
There's no justifiable argument against Evgeni Malkin winning the Hart Memorial Trophy. During a Pittsburgh Penguins season beset by injuries up and down their lineup and with character role players forming much of the team's depth, Malkin alleviated much of the pressure on others to perform in Crosby's absence by shaking off injuries of his own to appear in 75 games...
Hart (Henrik Lundqvist/Evgeni Malkin/Steven Stamkos)
Who should win: Evgeni Malkin
This is a bit of a tough call. Both Malkin and Stamkos make a great case as to why they should win the Hart. Stamkos hit the 60 goal mark this season while Malkin hit the 50 goal mark and was the only player to crack the 100 point mark, which is why he will win it tonight. If that’s not enough...
From the NHL:
NHL ANNOUNCES 2011-12 ALL-STAR TEAMS
LAS VEGAS (June 20, 2012)—Center Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins and defenseman Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators have been voted to the First All-Star Team for the third and second time, respectively, as the National Hockey League today released voting results for its postseason All-Star Teams. Malkin received First...