The player once called "the ugliest guy in the league" has graduated to the most eligible bachelor in Russia. This says something about the men in Russia, or perhaps more about Malkin's willingness to sit for a photo shoot.
During the lockout Malkin is playing for Metallurg Magnitogorsk, which is very much in the middle of nowhere, so perhaps he is extra-desperate for human companionship. He's currently third in scoring in the KHL, and if that wasn't enough, Malkin graced the cover of last week's Russian edition of OK!, the weekly celebrity news magazine. He looked just dandy. That's a denim jacket, and...denim pants. You know what? I'm totally willing to believe a Canadian tuxedo is the peak of fashion over there.