#TBT: 'Shades of Mario!' – It was at this exact moment 12 and a half years ago that we all knew Evgeni Malkin was going to be a superstar in the NHL

By: Peep | March 14, 2019 A lot has been written about the “101st” best hockey player of all-time over the past 48 hours or so. From his well-documented escape from Russia to the NHL in 2006, to the stories you probably haven’t heard about along the course of his journey to 1,000 points, to him actually accomplishing the monumental feat two nights ago – it’s been one hell of a week for Big Gene (aka Evgeni Ma1kin). Instead of writing something that’s already been covered a few dozen or so times this week about Malkin becoming the fifth Russian-born hockey...

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