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Malkin's problem? Trying too hard to please too many

Updated: August 24, 2006, 11:54 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

This is not Peter and Anton Stastny risking their lives to defect from communist-ruled Czechoslovakia in the summer of 1980.

This is not Petr Klima meeting Detroit Red Wings officials in a German wood to secure his passage to the West in the mid-1980s.

This is not Sergei Fedorov leaving friends and family behind in Russia at the 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle.

This Evgeni Malkin brouhaha is nothing of the sort. This is a boy, possessed of immense skill, promising ...

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