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Penguins Star teaches Teammates to swear in Russian

6. October 2009 by James 0 Comments

Russian hockey star and Pittsburgh Penguins co-captain Evgeny Malkin is not only schooling opposing teams on the ice, but is also teaching his teammates some of the more colorful words in the Russian language, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

 

Evgeny Malkin said he taught teammates and Canadian Olympians Sydney Crosby and Maxime Talbot, “just bad words,” so they would be ready for the upcoming Olympic Winter Games. Russia and Canada are expected to have a spirited game in Vancouver.

 

The Penguins star center was very happy with last year’s Stanley Cup winning season but hinted he his hungry for more.

 

“That was last year. I want to win one more time, two, three more times. I have 10 fingers on my hands, and I want to win 10 times. Why not? I want to win a couple more trophies, a Hart Trophy”, Malkin said just before puck dropped on the 2010 season.

 

The 23-year-old was one of the main factors in the Penguins successful 2009 season. He won the Art Ross Trophy as the regular-season scoring champion with 113 points, and the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP after finishing third in the postseason with 36 points in 24 games.

 

The only honor he did not win was the Hart Trophy. Fellow Russian and NHL star Aleksandr Ovechkin beat him out for that honor.

 

So why does Malkin think Pittsburgh is a favorite to win it all again this year? “Good players stayed on the team. We have more experience. We didn't change a lot of players. That's good for the team,” he said.

 

Malkin said added that teaching his teammates to swear in Russian it was all in good fun and should make for an interesting Winter Olympics.