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03-19-2009, 04:51 PM
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So many words written and not a one of them disprove the crux of my point in my last post: Ovechkin has never played on a team with a Sidney Crosby level superstar, whereas Malkin has had that luxury his whole career. Basta.
That means that Ovechkin has established himself as one of the league's top 3-5 players without a certain luxury that Malkin, who has done the same, has always had. Can't be denied. It just is.
That Ovechkin now has some goooooood players to play with (a huge step up from his first two NHL seasons) and Malkin has stepped up to the plate and carried the load when Crosby is out of the line-up is absolutely irrelevant to what I've written.
Any other inference from this discussion is of your own doing.
If the fact that, as an Islander fan, I'd not do the deal suggested in this thread for Malkin, but I'd definitely do it for Ovechkin bugs you, well then that's your perrogative.
All in all, what you wrote above - especially the statements that I've bolded - looks more like a tantrum or a rant than a desire to discuss hockey. I sure am glad I'm not as hellbent on this topic as you seem to be.
To just put an end to it all, I'll simply add to what many have written here: no team in its right mind trades a Crosby, a Malkin or an Ovechkin - unless those players simply no longer make financial sense to their respective team.
Considering Pittsburgh has two of these three players and Ovechkin has another 10 or 11 years on his deal, that scenario would likely set in for the Penguins before it ever would for the Capitals.
Have a good evening.
Actually Alexander Semin is ahead of Ovechkin in pts/game, putting him in the top 4 with Malkin, Crosby, and Ovy (excluding Kariya who barely played). Also Green is 15th and Backstrom is 18th in the league with all of those players scoring at more than a point per game. The Pens have Gonchar with 0.93 pts per game (in all of 15 games) and then Petr Sykora who is 119th in the league at 0.68 pts per game.
I know you were concentrating on Ovy not having a Crosby-level teammate, but while Semin isn't spoken of as being in the class of these other three guys he sure is scoring like it. If he is healthy next year he'll be put up there with Sid, Geno, and Ovy and deservedly so.
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