As is the tradition around the Pittsburgh Penguins, members of the team went door-to-door to deliver tickets to season ticket holders in the area all day today. The cast of characters involved in the distribution included Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury, Jordan Staal, Sergei Gonchar, Brooks Orpik, Maxime Talbot, Tyler Kennedy, Pascal Dupuis, Jeff Taffe and head coach Michel Therrien.
But let me be the first to admit, I'm a bit upset that Evgeni Malkin wasn't out there practicing his English. After all, his contributions to the season ticket holder visits last season were what started Pensburgh's "Evgeni Malkin Learns English" series. It's unfortunate, but there are way less television interviews with Gino than there should be.
Such as this gem from his ticket deliveries last season. Not knockin on Malkin here, but "Peesbur Peengins" and "Evgeni nice to meech you" are classics:
The last video there was updated on 2/10/08. That was the game where he played in front of his parents and tallied four points in the 4-3 win over the Flyers and left many Penguins fans hoping Gino's parents would tour around the league with him as long as he kept putting up points like that.
A photo gallery of today's door-to-doors is available here on the Pittsburgh Penguins site.