Malkin

People listed under “Malkin” on Wikipedia.org:

Michelle Malkin (born 1970), American political columnist
Myron Samuel Malkin (1924-1994), director of the NASA space shuttle program
Peter Malkin (1927-2005), Israeli secret agent
Gary Remal Malkin, six-time Emmy Award-winning film and television composer
Russ Malkin, British film producer and director

What do they have in common? They’re all more likely to be members of the Los Angeles Kings organization than this person:

Evgeni Malkin (born 1986), Russian ice hockey player

Here it is, straight from Dean Lombardi’s mouth 15 minutes ago:

“There’s absolutely nothing to it,” Lombardi said of rumors that the Kings might trade for Malkin. “I talked to (the Penguins) as part of my due diligence to talk to every team. Then I hear all these reports that we’re getting him. I had to call Ray (Shero, Penguins GM) this morning and say, `I hear I’m trading for him. What am I giving you?”’

OK?

Another short, more general update coming soon…

P.S.: A round of applause goes out to Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Penguins blog for this entry: Keep your Malkin jersey

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  • ryan oliver

    thanks Rich. I’m glad. Not enough heart for this team.

  • Bob Bobson

    Sorry Anthony.

    *after-school special music plays*

    I think we have all learned a good lesson here. While rumors are fun and help unscrupulous reporters *cough* Bruce Garrioch *cough* drive traffic to their website, in the end they all do more harm than good. Mostly this is b/c everyone on Rich’s blog hears Anthony complain all day about why Dean has not pulled the trigger on the Malkin to LA deal yet.

  • Matt George

    I’m confused Rich…

    So what are you trying to say?
    :)

  • JDM

    Nice Rich, thanks for the clear-up. I imagine you often throughout the day rolling your eyes at our feverish inanity! Can’t wait to read your analysis of tomorrow!

  • anthony

    NO TRADE NOW!

    Guess we all should expect a boring draft day.

  • Anonymous

    “There’s absolutely nothing to it,” Lombardi said of rumors that the Kings might trade for Malkin. “I talked to (the Penguins) as part of my due diligence to talk to every team. Then I hear all these reports that we’re getting him. I had to call Ray (Shero, Penguins GM) this morning and say, `I hear I’m trading for him. What am I giving you?”’

    Cammy and a pick of course! Oh, and could you throw in Crosby, Fleury, and Staal? No? We’ll give ya Cloutier sign Blake and trade him and maybe throw in another pick! Still No? But Ray, if I dont get this deal done, Anthony is gonna be soo mad at me!!

  • http://yahoo.com George

    Hopefully we will sign Michelle. Younger and healthier than Blake, and will do anything to win.

  • EncinoMan

    Thanks again Rich for setting the rumor-hungry masses straight.

    Although from the list of “Malkins” you posted, I hear that Russ Malkin is a pretty good stay at home defender…. :-)

  • Josh

    I never thought Malkin was coming here

  • Duckhunter

    It was fun today. How many times do we get to discuss,or blow smoke at each other, at such an exciting time for the Kings and it’s fans.

    Is there any draft parties around, except at Staples?

    Anthony, I don’t care what people say about you. Your obviously a Kings fan and that’s the most important part and you take the ribbing in good nature. Your alright in my book.

    May our day tomorrow be bright with future all stars.

  • SuperSonic420

    Of course we were never getting Malkin, thats just ridiculous. We are getting Jason Spezza! Bryan Murray just doesnt know it yet…

  • CBGB

    You mean Eklund is WRONG????

  • old man

    I really enjoy all of your input.It`s interesting how different we all think.My main concern is defense, if they sign Blake we will be in the same boat as last year! We really need that roster spot for a hard core defenseman. Cammi was not are problem.When they paid blake all that money, everyone thought they get also. Keep cammi move blake to front office some where. See you tomorrow at the draft. King Fan 35 years. Go Kings!

  • SuperSonic420

    CBGB said:
    You mean Eklund is WRONG????

    Yea, big shock. Thats why I the only one I take seriously on the net is Rich, or course, and Spector.