Two years ago, Evgeni Malkin posted this photo to his Twitter account (@malkin71_
...And this morning, he posted this photo to his Instagram account (@emalkin71geno
That's quite an impressive haul, and quite an improvement over the lone, smaller fish Malkin caught two summers ago. Malkin didn't just double his haul; he caught two identical, much bigger ones. Looks like Malkin's fishing skills have certainly improved over the last couple of summers, as has his choice of swim trunks (although we do miss the backwards orange hat and sunglasses).
Malkin's not the only member of the Penguins to venture out into deep blue waters and go fishing, as James Neal and Robert Bortuzzo ventured out into the Pacific Ocean and did just that during their trip to Mexico this past February during the Olympic break. And Neal was hugely successful on his opening attempt, catching a 300-pound marlin.
Wonder which of the linemates would catch the bigger fish(es) if they went on an expedition together - 'Geno' or 'Lazy'?
Bortuzzo, Neal and a friend with the marlin that Neal caught (thanks to James for the photo)UPDATE (6/19):
Turns out Malkin isn't the kind of guy who simply catches fish; he likes to swim with them too, as evidenced by these truly fantastic photos he posted on Thursday...
Here's 'Geno' with his snorkeling gear on, all ready to go...
And here he is, casually sharing the water with A WHALE SHARK. You know, just literally THE LARGEST FISH IN THE ENTIRE SEA. Thankfully, I read on National Geographic's website that whale sharks are 'gentle giants' that only eat plankton. Phew.
What a photo. Even teammate Sidney Crosby noticed this one. At the NHL Awards, Barry Melrose asked Crosby on the red carpet if he kept in touch with Malkin during the offseason. Crosby laughed and replied, "I’ve seen him in pictures, with a whale, I don’t know what was there in the one picture I saw online. So he looks pretty busy." UPDATE (7/7):
The pictures just keep coming. Here's the latest installment of Moby Geno...
What a catch.