Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Evgeni Malkin recently suffered a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) in his knee. The injury will require surgery and will end his season.
After the diagnosis, Malkin sent Penguins General Manager Ray Shero a text message saying that he was sorry.
Sorry for what? He didn't try to get injured. Although, the Penguins chance of returning to the Stanley Cup Finals took a major hit, it isn't his fault.
One of the many life lessons my dad taught me at a young age was that, if you give your best, never tell a coach or teammate you are sorry.
Giving your all and falling short is part of sports. You can't always win and every single game isn't going to be perfect - in fact rarely, if ever, will you have a perfect game. But you can always show up and give the best effort you can.
If you are confident that you tried as best you could, never apologize.
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