Penguins take Malkin; Russians 1-2
RALEIGH, N.C. -- History replaced mystery as top-rated forwards Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeny Malkin became the first Russian duo to be chosen with the first two picks in the NHL draft.
The choices came as a surprise to no one.
Ovechkin was the consensus top player available Saturday, and the Washington Capitals spurned several offers for the No. 1 pick and took the total package forward.
Malkin was rated second on virtually all ratings charts, and
that's where he ...
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