Earlier this morning, the Penguins webpage posted a video of the hosts of Penguins radio show “NHL in Russian” interviewing superstar Evgeni Malkin. Last month the hosts, George Birman and Oleg Mejeritski, sat down with Malkin to ask him a bunch of questions lasting about 20 minutes (including the health of Sidney Crosby). Of course the interview is in Russian, but the Penguins webpage was nice enough to translate all of it into English (in print on the site) … CLICK HERE for the translation and watch the video below.
Mejeritski: Geno, let’s talk a little bit about your teammate Sidney Crosby, who hasn’t played since January. In your opinion, how does he feel? How does he look on the ice during practices and when do you think he will return?
Malkin: Well it’s hard to say how he feels because I can’t talk on behalf of his health. But from seeing him at practice, he was always the best at practice and he still is even though he can’t show his full potential.
Birman: But not better than you right?
Malkin: He can’t show his best hockey but he still demonstrates phenomenal techniques and skating, and I can’t take that away from him. He just can’t use his physicality so he can’t show that type of hockey (yet), but I hope that everything will be well with him. Everyone is waiting for him to return, so that’s what we are planning for.