Malkin wanted out if Kessel returned

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    Is there something more captain like than Sid going up there and telling it like it is? Its Geno and I.

    Damn thats a beauty.
     
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    "I like you, but its either me or you on this team"

    I can understand the sentiment, but its so strange...like Phil might be.
     
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    So, alot of flak being thrown towards Malkin in this thread, that he's a baby, etc. Yet no one even flinches at that Crosby refuses to play with Kessel on his line? So Crosby can set up such demands, but Malkin can't? Where's the logic behind that? What does it say about Kessel if both Crosby and Malkin refuse to play with him, because both feel he's a burden on their respective line?

    And of course Kessel refuses to play on the 3rd line, he would be absolutely useless in such a role - and he knows it.
     
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    Malkin never said anything specifically about Phil in the article. It’s just obvious the way things played out that Malkin and Kessel couldn’t work anymore, Sid wasn’t going to play with Kessel and Kessel refused to commit to a third line role. And given Malkin’s own struggles Kessel had to go. They’re still friends, it’s not like he threw Kessel under the bus.
     
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    That's not really news though. It's not like he was winning Selke trophies before this season.
     
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    Who people said you couldn't win with.
     
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    But before his individual offense made up for it. Now he plays like a leach. The complacency that Rossi suggests Malkin noticed is dead on.
     
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    He was at his all time usefulness in Pittsburgh playing on a third line.
     
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    Okay, thanks. I actually can't read the article (maybe because I'm in Japan?), so I was just going on what others in the thread got out of it.

    By the way, how do we know that Crosby won't play with Kessel? What's the source of that?
     
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    No problem. I’m pretty sure Crosby and Kessel have not played consecutive full games on the same line since 2015. Crosby is also notorious for wanting speed/puck support/quick passes in his wingers, and coaches notoriously oblige him (for good reason) so it’s not hard to do the math.
     
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    This is the kind of stuff I don't care for. Unless a teammate or former teammate forces you to elaborate on the situation publicly, then it should be kept quiet. Don't even hint at it.
     
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    It sounds to me like Malkin as a franchise player wants to be on the ice in critical situations.
     
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    So....he missed his family and it rained a few times?

    Wahh.
     
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    He didn't say it though, Malkin denied it but Rossi said that multiple sources confirmed it. Malkin didn't say in the interview that he's glad Kessel is gone, he wanted him out or anything like htat
     
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    More Robb Rossi bull shit from one of the most notorious bags of wind in Pennsylvania. Wasn’t Rossi the same idiot banned and almost assaulted by GM Jim Rutherford?
     
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    Exactly.

    It’s just Rossi talking to his finger puppets again. No actual proof whatsoever, par for the course lol.
     
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    See @Empoleon8771's post about this a couple posts up
     
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    That's shitty reporting then.
     
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    End of the day, nobody on the Pens currently has really been through more physical wear and tear that eats away ate you than Geno. Sid had the concussion and the misdiagnosed neck injury, Letang had a stroke, but Geno is always the knees, elbow, shoulder, things like that. Considering the way he plays, being handcuffed to the least physically involved winger in the NHL probably has an impact, too.
     
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    I read the article yesterday and while I have always loved Malkin now I feel sorry for him. Obviously on a professional level he has accomplished everything a hockey player can but on a personal level he seems sort of miserable.

    I guess the happy go lucky fun guy I always thought he was was just a facade. Sad that he is only close with about four people in the organization that he has been a part of for 14 seasons. Also I feel badly for his wife, that can't be a good relationship.
     
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    Last year was an exception. It was combination of things that led to his feelings last year, normally he's as happy-go-lucky as ever.

    Also, his wife is a model and TV persona in Russia. She can't really do her job from Pittsburgh.
     
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    Rossi seems to indicate his loneliness goes back a lot farther than last season and when his wife is in the States she is in Florida.

    Got to be rough for him.

    I am guilty of thinking these pro athletes have the perfect lives, reading all these articles the last few years my thinking really needs to be adjusted.
     
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    Kessel has proven that he's a guy who has a shelf life in any organization or team. He can score points and help your team but eventually things are gonna go south. Penguins squeezed as much value out of him as they could. At first I thought it was bad to move on from him when 87 and 71 were still in their primes and Pit still had a stanley cup contending team but it was time to move on. Maybe Galchenyuk can revive his career in Berg
     
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    malkin denies it, but let's ignore that and see where we get
     
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