I just talked to a media relations director with the Penguins and you will never believe what he told me. He had a conversation with Malkin around the time that my post ‘Is It Time to Consider Trading Malkin?’ hit the internet. Geno told him that after reading it, he realized he was not playing up to potential and was letting the fans down. He knew that he had to get his act together so that he could remain a Penguin. Funny thing — that was the purpose of writing it in the first place. I knew that PenguinPoop.com is his favorite blog, and that he reads anything posted by STH35. So mission accomplished. Geno is now on board and the Penguins are a better team. You’re welcome!!!
I did appreciate all the comments made on my post. I found it interesting that they ranged from me being an idiot to the Ducks wouldn’t consider making that trade. That’s the real view from 207!!
Note — If the Penguins have an idea what is really up with Staal’s recovery, the fans deserve to know.
Note — A big part of the Penguins’ success is the ability of so many players to adapt to so many different roles. Changing lines, changing positions, and the ball just keeps on rolling.
Note — After watching the first episode of 24/7 I would be ashamed of myself if barbecue sauce-face Bruce Boudreau was in my employ. However Ted Leonsis is also an ass and doesn’t recognize an ass when he sees one.
Note — 24/7 has also shown the value of the Penguin coaching staff and how differently they reacted to the tough start the Penguins had this season.