Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Malkin Hosts the Cup in Magnitogorsk

Malkin's tight schedule spending the day with Lord Stanley began early this morning visiting the local hockey academy at 9 AM. He talked and took pictures with the young players. Then he stopped at "School No. 28" where he used to study.

Afterwards, he paraded around Magnitogorsk with the Cup in a limousine as people stood to watch him pass while taking pictures and video. He visited and took pictures at the World War II memorial where the Cup was on display "at the town's main square, opposite the local economic mainstay - the metallurgical plant."


“Of course I have outlived the euphoria [of a Stanley Cup victory] by now. But, anyway, I think this feeling will stay with me for a long time. We have kept all our players, which is most important. The coaches are also staying and that’s a big plus. Everyone knows each other and the chances are high this year. It's hard not to think about big wins with a team like this, when you have a goalkeeper on the team like Fleury, and a captain like Crosby. So we expect victories. We’ll do our best to be in the [Stanley Cup] finals again,” - Evgeni Malkin

9 comments:

Molly said...

gahhh his hair's SO short!!

saved2serve87 said...

Yea i'm not digging the hair but I do love him

Val said...

Yep, not diggin' the short hair, but hey with Geno you can overlook pretty much anything :)

Thanks for the update and pics, as well!

Susan said...

From Geno's lips to God's ear. Repeat the cup!
GO PENS!

Stephanie said...

I was thinking the same thing about Geno's hair, guys!!! ; ) I usually prefer "hockey hair" on most HP's!!!!! : P

But, it's Geno so we can let it slide because he's adorable regardless!!!!! : )

Char said...

def like geno better with long hair.

and did geno really say euphoria? or was that a translation from russian?

mtfree said...

Gosh, I'm glad that I'm not the only one who had "issues" with Geno's hair. Did anyone see that sweater? Geno somehow makes it work, but I wish he would let his hair grow out a little bit!

55.44.17.11.2.4.7.14.48Pensfan71.58.24.25.26.29.87 said...

ick look at that hair i like playoff hair better geno.

wheres oksana or whats her face?
and does she even know what hockey IS? i mean really!

Julia said...

the hair is soo short i am not sure how i feel about this yet...