Behind the enemy lines:
By Jason Seidling, Penguins.nhl.com:
Malkin says he will be ready no matter who head coach Slava Bykov surrounds him with, although fans from all around the world will clamor to combine the potential all-world trio of Malkin, the Washington Capitals Alexander Ovechkin and Ilya Kovalchuk of the Atlanta Thrashers.
“I want to play with Ovechkin,” Malkin said. “We have played together before. … I have also played with Kovalchuk before. We will see what the lines will be. It doesn’t matter who I will play with I will be ready.”
By Seth Rorabaugh, Empty Netters:
Would a potential line of Malkin, Alex Ovechkin and Ilya Kovalchuk be one of the best of all time:KLM line played a long time ago, so forgetting IIHF Hall of Famer Makarov is somewhat forgivable. How about remembering that Ovechkin and Kovalchuk are both playing left wing? Malkin can play right wing, who's going to play center? Ovechkin? LOL.
"There was the (Alexander) Mogilny-(Sergei) Fedorov-(Pavel) Bure line for a very short time. Have to remember the 'KLM' line, (Vladimir) Krutov, (Igor) Larionov and (Sergei)
MarkovMakarov [Edit - tj]. Those three (Kovalchuk, Malkin, Ovechkin) have the same level of talent. If (that line is formed) it's going to be something special."