You knew it would happen. No one can be this hilarious and adorable (and talented) without landing in the Foxy Friday history books.
Also, as a Pens fan, I know that life without Geno is a cold, sad place in which James Neal scores no goals.
I could (and might) look at pictures of Evengi Malkin all day long. How does one guy have so many hilarious photos?
There is some room for debate here (more commonly know as The Michael Phelps Dilemma). Is Geno hot or not? Sometimes you get this:
And the next minute it’s this:
But mostly, I think of Geno as:
After all, Geno has a lot going for him. He led the NHL in points last season, which earned him the Art Ross Trophy. He also won the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP and carried off the World’s Best Acceptance Speech title at the same time:
If you’re not squeeing, you are a robot.
Geno works hard:
And brings his cute friends around all the time. What more do you want?
Admit it, you’re jealous he’s not on your team. Speaking of teams, in a world where Crosby fears to touch anyone (he’s a Confessor, a la The Sword of Truth series), Geno hugs EVERYTHING.
Heck, he’s even hugged Ovi. All creatures great and small love Geno.
Don’t forget Geno’s sense of humor, because girls want a guy who can make them laugh (on Twitter). Do parentheses mean something else in Russian? He and Ovi both go crazy for them. During the World Juniors:
Perhaps Geno’s greatest accomplishment is to be engaged in a bromance that actually makes me jealous.
No really, they are in love. Geno was a huge part of Nealmobile’s 40 goal/81 point season, which must be why he thinks James is so lazy.
Watching them on the same line is so perfect, I’m like:
Moral of the story: When Evgeni Malkin says “I’m score,” he doesn’t just mean on the ice. He means in life. Awards shows:
Ugly sweater contests (and ugly t-shirts, ugly shorts – more photos):
Last man still dancing at a wedding:
And brightening the lives of children by identifying Russia on this globe.
He’s pretty perfect, right?
So there you have it – Evgeni Malkin, Foxy Friday. GIRLS LOVE. You can argue with popularity… but you’d be wrong.
Geno is playing actual hockey right now in Russia, for Metallurg Magnitogorsk. He had a goal and two assists yesterday. SIGH. Keep an eye on Twitter for live feeds of most of the games, and turn up the Russian to really make your boss wonder what is going on.
If you’re on wondering where that is, here’s part of the Google Maps directions from my house. Very helpful. (The earth is only 24,901 miles around, surely it would be shorter to go the other way?)