Malkin’s Olympic experience sounds pretty lousy

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Over at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Rob Rossi’s penned a rather intriguing account of Evgeni Malkin’s experience at the Sochi Olympics.

Malkin — like many of his Russian teammates — struggled during the Winter Games. He recorded all three of his points in a tournament-0pening win over Slovenia, then went scoreless over the final four games as Russia crashed out in the quarterfinals to Finland.

Rossi’s piece is lengthy, informative and full of anecdotes giving insight into the dysfunction of the Russian team, from questionable player selections to constantly changing strategy to a rift between NHLers and KHLers.

Give it a read here.

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