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USA Today Sports
1/12
Many mannerisms of Malkin
When Malkin came to the U.S., he barely spoke English. But now, he can even interview in the native tongue of his new country.
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USA Today Sports
2/12
Many mannerisms of Malkin
In any language, Malkin was dominant when he won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the NHL's playoffs in 2009, as he helped the Penguins win the Stanley Cup.
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USA Today Sports
3/12
Many mannerisms of Malkin
Malkin (second from the left) celebrates the 2009 Stanley Cup with friends and family, along with then teammate Sergei Gonchar (second from right).
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USA Today Sports
4/12
Many mannerisms of Malkin
Don't let the hugs and smiles fool you: in Philadelphia, neither Malkin (right) nor his partner in crime, Sidney Crosby (right), are ever welcomed with open arms.
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USA Today Sports
5/12
Many mannerisms of Malkin
Malkin doesn't require hugs to perform some cheeky moves with the puck.
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