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Pens Chat: Evgeni Malkin, Simon & Sports Gambling




(PSL Studios) — Dan Kingerski’s weekly Pittsburgh Penguins chat examined Evgeni Malkin and the reasons for his red-hot start. Malkin has 20 points, including seven goals in his first 11 games, including six multi-point games. What can Malkin accomplish this season?

Dan also makes a surprising admission about Malkin and Phil Kessel. Critics may be shocked!

Also in this week’s chat–analysis of Dominik Simon and the social media backlash over his recent success, Daniel Sprong’s new aggressive attitude, and a legitimate look at how sports gambling will affect hockey. Will the NHL uphold old traditions and continue to shroud injuries in secret or will the league and the sport finally begin to disclose injuries in order to appease bettors?

What will happen if the NHL continues to hide injuries? Dan looks at the consequences of that potential and puts the situation in real-world context of vulnerable hockey employees.

The Penguins are winless in their last two games and struggled against the gritty, young Islanders. Just like they did against Montreal before the four-game Canadian road trip. The Penguins at 6-2-3 were able to salvage a loser point in the backend of each home-and-home series with Montreal and New York but is that good enough?

We explore that and more in the Penguin chat.

Dan has some strong opinions! It’s a fun chat full of viewer questions and participation. Subscribe¬†to Pittsburgh Sports Live YouTube channel to get notifications of live chats which sometimes occur twice per week, Penguins locker room content, and more goodies.


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