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03:14 PM ET 01.24 | Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin will not be suspended for verbally abusing an official during Wednesday night's 4-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Malkin received a 10-minute game misconduct penalty for the way he was speaking to an official. Following the game, it was learned that Malkin was frustrated with the amount of penalties being called against the Penguins. The Russian speaking Magnitogorsk native stated that he spoke to the referees in english and admitted that he lost control while doing so. The loss was the Penguins first after the season. The team will be back in action on Friday night when they travel to Winnipeg to challenge the Jets.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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January 24, 2013  03:32 PM ET

If he had spoken to the ref in Russian there wouldn't be a problem.

January 24, 2013  03:46 PM ET

suspending players for mouthing off would be an incredibly soft thing to start doing, which is exactly why I'm surprised that the league hasn't started doing it. Let's wait until it's a 4th liner in the same situation.

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January 24, 2013  03:56 PM ET
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suspending players for mouthing off would be an incredibly soft thing to start doing, which is exactly why I'm surprised that the league hasn't started doing it. Let's wait until it's a 4th liner in the same situation.

Nail on the head. I thought some of those penalties were b.s. I am a Leafs fan too, but there were too many soft calls.

January 24, 2013  03:58 PM ET
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It's a respect matter. You get these superstars (Like Malkin and Crosby last night) mouthing off to the refs, pretty soon absolutely everybody's doing it and you get 7 guys at a time crowding around the ref like you do in soccer.Like you said, wait til a 4th liner does it.

I think a penalty should be given to anyone who looks at the refs for a penalty. I really can't stand anyone doing the "Sedin"

January 24, 2013  04:00 PM ET

Gotta admit, the young Russians have played pretty good so far. I haven't got the spelling of em all down yet, but St Louis has a good young one, and he's playing pretty good for a rookie.

January 24, 2013  04:05 PM ET
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suspending players for mouthing off would be an incredibly soft thing to start doing, which is exactly why I'm surprised that the league hasn't started doing it. Let's wait until it's a 4th liner in the same situation.

I thought an "A" allowed you to talk to the refs with a little panace, in this case stylish disagreement.

January 24, 2013  04:05 PM ET
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I thought an "A" allowed you to talk to the refs with a little panace, in this case stylish disagreement.

*panache*

January 24, 2013  04:07 PM ET
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Gotta admit, the young Russians have played pretty good so far. I haven't got the spelling of em all down yet, but St Louis has a good young one, and he's playing pretty good for a rookie.

Tarashenko, been talking about his fast start, Bluess will be in the chase.

January 24, 2013  04:11 PM ET

This is the second thread today about the league not disciplining players for mouthing off to or about refs. In the NFL both probably would've got a game or two suspension and $50,000 fine. The NHL needs to curb mouthing off to or about refs before it becomes a major trend.

January 24, 2013  04:22 PM ET

*5-2

January 24, 2013  04:22 PM ET
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*5-2

"during Wednesday night's 4-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs."

January 24, 2013  04:32 PM ET
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Tarashenko, been talking about his fast start, Bluess will be in the chase.

With Halak and crew I think so too. That one game was just a bump.....

January 24, 2013  04:35 PM ET
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This is the second thread today about the league not disciplining players for mouthing off to or about refs. In the NFL both probably would've got a game or two suspension and $50,000 fine. The NHL needs to curb mouthing off to or about refs before it becomes a major trend.

Football, as compared to hockey? Bad comparison. This has always gone on, but someone had to make a big deal, as this year the refs are a bit sensitive.

January 24, 2013  05:01 PM ET
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Football, as compared to hockey? Bad comparison. This has always gone on, but someone had to make a big deal, as this year the refs are a bit sensitive.

They should get senistive they get absolutely berated after each and every call, be it the proper call or not. I for one would get sick of it. Players play Coaches coach and Referees ref. That being said are we now at 469 consecutive games that the leafs have had a 5 on 3 powerplay.

January 24, 2013  05:14 PM ET
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They should get senistive they get absolutely berated after each and every call, be it the proper call or not. I for one would get sick of it. Players play Coaches coach and Referees ref. That being said are we now at 469 consecutive games that the leafs have had a 5 on 3 powerplay.

translation anyone???

January 24, 2013  05:31 PM ET

For what it's worth... players need to slow down on the amount of whining they do....and it's not Crosby / Malkin that are doing it all either .... it's coming from everywhere. Anytime there's even a chance the ref missed a call someone is crying about it. Start giving them penalties...like the misconducts....that will slow them down. I agree refs haven't been the best but crying after every whistle gets really annoying. The other thing that should get at least a 2 or an extra 2 is when a guy makes a great check...and someone on the other team goes after him for it. If it's a clean/legal hit...and one of the other team players comes after the guy ...give em 2 minutes for roughing

January 24, 2013  05:40 PM ET
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For what it's worth... players need to slow down on the amount of whining they do....and it's not Crosby / Malkin that are doing it all either .... it's coming from everywhere. Anytime there's even a chance the ref missed a call someone is crying about it. Start giving them penalties...like the misconducts....that will slow them down. I agree refs haven't been the best but crying after every whistle gets really annoying. The other thing that should get at least a 2 or an extra 2 is when a guy makes a great check...and someone on the other team goes after him for it. If it's a clean/legal hit...and one of the other team players comes after the guy ...give em 2 minutes for roughing

Good points.

January 24, 2013  06:29 PM ET
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translation anyone???

Not me, I'm having trouble with the keyboard myself today:(

 
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