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Kane One 08-30-2012 01:48 PM

Who's more popular in Pittsburgh? Crosby or Malkin?
 
Just out of curiosity, who's more popular in the Pittsburgh-area? I know Crosby is popular as ****, but does Malkin get his fair share?

Antaris 08-30-2012 01:53 PM

I'd say Vitale is the champion of the hearts of Pittsburgh-ians.

soooo... neither?









(It's probably a tie, Crosby with the slight edge)

aSockalypse 08-30-2012 01:59 PM

Voted Even.

Can't pick one over the other. Crosby is the captain, the face, and THE guy. But everyone loves Geno.
Hard to explain fully, maybe someone else thinking like me can say it better haha.

Crafton 08-30-2012 02:01 PM

one is the heart and the other is the soul.

ColePens 08-30-2012 02:08 PM

For hockey fans - even. Crosby is the leader while Geno's dedication steals our heart.

For regular Pittsburgh fans - Crosby. And it ain't even close.

Mordax 08-30-2012 02:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ColePens (Post 53975065)
For hockey fans - even. Crosby is the leader while Geno's dedication steals our heart.

For regular Pittsburgh fans - Crosby. And it ain't even close.

This sums it up nicely

Wes C Addle 08-30-2012 02:12 PM

I think it's Crosby. He was the first great thing Pens fans had to cheer for his rookie season after going through the fire sale years. Had he not gotten a one year head start on Geno things may have been different. Though with Malkins inability to speak English that early probably not, and a lot of Pens fan were disappointed that Malkin didn't come over to the NHL a la Ovechkin in that 05-06 season too. I will say that since then though, the gap has narrowed considerably, especially with Geno's personality starting to shine through.

Ogrezilla 08-30-2012 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ColePens (Post 53975065)
For hockey fans - even. Crosby is the leader while Geno's dedication steals our heart.

For regular Pittsburgh fans - Crosby. And it ain't even close.

ya pretty much that. If you pick 100 people off the streets downtown I bet 75% say Crosby. If you pick 100 people coming out of the arena, I bet its about split.

Kane One 08-30-2012 02:46 PM

Alright, thanks guys.

Jules Winnfield 08-30-2012 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ColePens (Post 53975065)
For hockey fans - even. Crosby is the leader while Geno's dedication steals our heart.

For regular Pittsburgh fans - Crosby. And it ain't even close.

Yep, this is it.

For a while, I was more for Geno than Crosby. Crosby won me over a bit more when he started dedicating his summers to getting better. They are both just two amazing players we're lucky to have.

Jules Winnfield 08-30-2012 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ogrezilla (Post 53975331)
If you pick 100 people coming out of the arena, I bet its about split.

This is true. Malkin has a huge following in Pittsburgh. Even his parents are popular when they attend the games.

Gold Diamond 08-30-2012 02:59 PM

Right now, it's Malkin. He's been spectacular for us over the past year whilst Crosby has been hurt for all of 2011. It's not Sid's fault, mind you, but still.

Jahodac 08-30-2012 03:34 PM

Crosby, but Geno isn't far behind and starting to steal some of Crosby's thunder. Both are very dedicated and have great personalities on and off the ice. The Penguins are so fortunate to have both.

I personally like Crosby better but Geno is winning back my heart from his subpar seasons (still near a ppg).

SkullSplitter 08-30-2012 03:35 PM

Crosby's more of a household name among non hockey fans, but I think it'd be pretty even if you interviewed Pens fans. Even when we had Lemieux there were still plenty of people saying their favorite Pen was Jagr.

AZPenguins 08-30-2012 06:45 PM

I love Geno but Sid is the man.

JTG 08-30-2012 06:47 PM

It's about as even as even can be in the city of Pittsburgh. Opinions may differ on a message board, but I think everyone in the city puts both on equal levels.

Sutter16 08-30-2012 06:54 PM

it's even, but right now it's Geno, after we see Sid healthy that will probably change.

mpp9 08-30-2012 07:06 PM

Ehhh. Yinzers change their opinions quickly. Last season it was Sid AINEC. This season it's Malkin AINEC. Both are generational talents and should have equal popularity deserving of their talent level and accomplishments on and off the ice.

vodeni 08-30-2012 08:33 PM

The fact that we get to choose between these two amazing players - priceless.
Although I have a tremendous respect for Crosby and think that he is THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD (before injury), I have to admit that I love 71 a bit more. I just cannot even imagine watching games without him, he is my favorite athlete now in the world.
And I really really dislike Russia and Russians, root against them (that has deeper roots, whatever)

Lomez 08-30-2012 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ColePens (Post 53975065)
For hockey fans - even. Crosby is the leader while Geno's dedication steals our heart.

For regular Pittsburgh fans - Crosby. And it ain't even close.

Cole nails it....

Ugene Malkin 08-30-2012 09:45 PM

No Sid Pens have a much harder road.

Love Geno, and it's no slight on him, but he's the vodka of a White Russian, while....Sid's the milk. If you get what I mean?

Frank Gallagher 08-30-2012 11:37 PM

I see so many Malkin jerseys around, I'm beginning to believe he may be the favorite, but as for me and my house, it will always be Letang. ;)

Then Malksby.

Stad 08-31-2012 12:13 AM

Malkin for me, he's been my favorite player since he entered the league.

Honour Over Glory 08-31-2012 12:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aviators (Post 53990101)
I see so many Malkin jerseys around, I'm beginning to believe he may be the favorite, but as for me and my house, it will always be Letang. ;)

Then Malksby.

Before Sid's injury, you would see more Sid jerseys. It's whomever is on top I guess, which is about the norm for most fans.

Luigi Lemieux 08-31-2012 03:13 PM

It's Crosby, but not by as much as you would think. Malkin has a huge following and for good reason.


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