VIDEO: Evgeni Malkin Poised To Thrive For New-Look Pittsburgh Penguins


Oct 9, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) handles the puck against pressure from Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler (4) during the second period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Sidney Crosby has poured on the points in the opening weeks of the 2014-15 NHL season, but for the Pittsburgh Penguins to thrive, they need Evgeni Malkin rolling, too.

In my latest Just A Minute commentary on City of Champions TV, I explain why I think that will happen, and why it has to for the team to achieve its ambitious goals: