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11-03-2008, 02:45 PM
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Yea, I get your point, but statements like that cut both ways.
You can also spin it in Malkin's favor by saying he accomplished much more in the playoffs at his age than Datsyuk or Zetterberg did. Would either of the Redwings' stars have performed better in the finals than Malkin did, at that age? Considering they weren't even in the league at that age, let alone playing in a Cup finals, lends me to believe that the answer to that question is no.
It took Datsyuk until he was 27 to do much of anything offensively in the NHL. His first three years he averaged 17 goals and 33 assists. His first couple of years in the NHL, when he was two and three years older than Malkin he averaged only 43 points a year.
When both their careers are over if you bump this thread up people would merely get a good laugh.
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