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    One of the biggest disappointments of the Pens vs. Red Wings Stanley Cup finals has been the poor play from Evgeni Malkin.

    The young Pittsburgh superstar is a finalist for the NHL MVP, but he has been all but invisible in this series.

    Could it be that he is being extorted by the Russian Mob?

    Malkin made a very shady exodus from Mother Russia in the middle of the night. Apparently, the powers to be didn't want their young national treasure to leave.

    His family is still in Russia ???

    It wouldn't be the first time in recent history that something like this has happened.

    Check out this site.
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/hockey/

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    The topic is not completely correct. It should read "The Russian Mob and the NHL Mob". NHL does shady things of its own like luring people into NHL even if they have prior obligations in the Mother country.

    In other words Malkin had a contract in Russia which he broke by escaping to America.

    http://english.newslab.ru/news/206282
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    I will go further, if I were in charge in Russia I would have all Russian hockey players from age 18 on sign a form that would bar them from playing in any club outside of Russia without the release of the Russian government.

    Why should Russia train great hockey players for America?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    I will go further, if I were in charge in Russia I would have all Russian hockey players from age 18 on sign a form that would bar them from playing in any club outside of Russia without the release of the Russian government.

    Why should Russia train great hockey players for America?
    Form or no form, if they get it in their minds that they want to leave the POS country, then thats what they're going to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    Form or no form, if they get it in their minds that they want to leave the POS country, then thats what they're going to do.
    If they sign a form, then NHL can't touch them without resolving the issue. In any case, its just not ethical from NHL's side. If you can for a second understand the Russian side of the story you will see that Russians have nothing else to do but oppress its players. What, you think they should just pour resources and let America enjoy the fruits?
    Last edited by Big; 06-03-2008 at 01:38 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    I will go further, if I were in charge in Russia I would have all Russian hockey players from age 18 on sign a form that would bar them from playing in any club outside of Russia without the release of the Russian government.

    Why should Russia train great hockey players for America?
    That is just ignorant. I like most of your post Big that is just silly. A person should be free to make a decisions that are best for themselves and there family. NO GOVERNMENT owns its people. It is the other way around.

    Now why don't you discuss something sensible. Like the system in football (soccer). The NHL team would need to pay the club the player was from for the rights to have them play in another league. I mean the club did train them so it is a fair exchange. And this would be a system where the play would be able to make a choice.

    Should Russia be pissed because one of the great minds like yourself have left? They did supply the system and protection needed to allow you to be born. Are you wending the government some $$$$ to thank them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartansd View Post
    That is just ignorant. I like most of your post Big that is just silly. A person should be free to make a decisions that are best for themselves and there family. NO GOVERNMENT owns its people. It is the other way around.

    Now why don't you discuss something sensible. Like the system in football (soccer). The NHL team would need to pay the club the player was from for the rights to have them play in another league. I mean the club did train them so it is a fair exchange. And this would be a system where the play would be able to make a choice.

    Should Russia be pissed because one of the great minds like yourself have left? They did supply the system and protection needed to allow you to be born. Are you sending the government some $$$$ to thank them?
    It seems that I should read all the posts before I send one out.


    I guess you should explain the system in Russia. Is it socialist? I thought they went away from that a while ago.

    But by your logic Canada should be pissed also. Maybe Russia should be a cooler place to live. Then there hockey players would come back and start businesses and hockey clubs in Russia ....hence giving back to mother Russia.

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    I think Malkin's hurt, personally. He's not just invisible, he's actively making crappy plays. Might all be a conspiracy theory but I bet it comes out after the finals that he had a fairly serious injury, sustained sometime in the middle of the Flyers series.

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    They already try to pull that crap anyway, by not releasing the player to the NHL because he's "in the army".

    Question Big: Is it okay if the player will be playing for a team in Canada?

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