Malkin: ‘We’re still young. We’re still hungry. We want more’

Posted: 15/06/2017 in NHL, Sports
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Evgeni Malkin isn’t satisfied. He probably never will be.

The Pittsburgh Penguins center won his third Stanley Cup on Sunday night, and he celebrated by letting everyone know that he’d like to make it three in a row and four overall.

“We’re still young,” Malkin said. “We’re still hungry. We want more.”

The man known as “Geno” was a force in the playoffs, finishing with a league-leading 28 points (10 goals and 18 assists). While Sidney Crosby took home the Conn Smythe Trophy for the second straight year, the Pens don’t win the Cup without Malkin – it’s as simple as that.

Malkin, 30, was drafted second overall in 2004, with Crosby selected first overall in 2005. It was, clearly, the start of something very special.

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford, meanwhile, is still upset about Malkin not being included in the NHL’s list of its top 100 players, unveiled earlier this season. He even spoke about it Sunday night.

“You’d think that Geno could get into the top 100, wouldn’t ya?” Rutherford said, according to Yahoo Sports’ Greg Wyshynski. “Maybe we can vote again and get him in the top 101 this year. I mean … wow. I’ll just leave that alone for now. That was so disappointing for me, but that’s a whole ‘nother story.”

Rutherford’s right: He should leave it alone. He’s a Stanley Cup champion again, and that’s probably all that matters to Malkin, too.

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