“I got very lucky that I got on the same team with Sidney Crosby. I don’t know why many underrate his talent, say that he is ‘over-promoted,’ that he has been talked about since he was 14. To me he is the No. 1 player in the world. I won’t say why other players are not as good as he is; to me he is the best. I played with a lot of guys. Crosby gives 200 percent every time, whether it is a practice or a game. To me it was a huge example when I came to Pittsburgh. I had never seen such a worker. Moreover, Sidney participates in every team meeting, films commercials, gives a lot of interviews. He does it for the team, in the first place.” – Evgeni Malkin speaking candidly in a Russian interview, 2010 [x]
“Hope may be the thing that pulls you forward, may be the thing that keeps you going, but that it’s dangerous, that it’s painful and risky, that it’s making a dare in the world and when has the world ever let us win a dare?”
*crying*….I…I think I l-let someone d-….d-die…..I d-don’t know! I d-did not know w-what to d-do! I C-CAN’T- I D-Doon know, I’m s-sorry, d-don’t be d-dead, w-why’d y-you come to me?! I d-don’t like t-this!!! *hides away, crying*….I K-KILLED S-SOMEONE!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaa! I-Im m-monster!! I….I’ll n-never c-come out….n-never…..