"I look at it as you never know when you're going to be back in the Stanley Cup final, so you have to do everything you can to help out...Yeah, you can get drilled a lot. You're standing in front of the net. That's my job. On the power play, I'll be back there again."
In the whirlwind known as watching, enjoying and chronicling a run to the Stanley Cup, it seems like there's more to soak up than possible. We like this article about Ryan Malone talking about pressing on as his mug continually presses off. It's hard not to respect someone willing to do what it takes, no matter the price, to help the team to victory.
At the bottom of the piece it talks about Malone's contract status and how this could be it for him in Pittsburgh. His answer: "That hasn't crossed my mind at all". We totally understand and believe that response.