Evgeni Malkin still haunts the dreams of Detroit Red Wings fans for his Conn Smythe Trophy winning playoff performance in 2009 – not to mention the fact that he was curiously not suspended by the NHL as the rules call for after starting a fight in the final minutes of Game 2 of the championship round that year.
Now, it appears the Penguins star is in some legal trouble that he may actually have to face consequences for.
Russian hockey insider Aivis Kalnins is reporting that Malkin could find himself in “serious legal issues” regarding a failed $4 million investment in a Russian crypto-currency scheme.
Apparently Malkin has been involved in some crpyo money scheme stuff thing and there are some serious legal issues. In documents that have been leaked he's shown as "American investor" which has now fueled loads of speculation. https://t.co/XARZoyJWqh
— Aivis Kalniņš (@aiviskalnins) October 28, 2019
Of course, Malkin and the Penguins went on to stun the Red Wings in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, winning the Stanley Cup at Joe Louis Arena. Perhaps things would have been different had the NHL followed the rulebook?