Thread: Speculation: Penguins Should Move Malkin
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05-18-2010, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Black Tank View Post
I don't like Malkin and don't think he will be as good anywhere other than Pittsburgh. He plays with two other lines centered by Crosby and Staal who both soften up the opposing team in different ways. He also gets a significant amount of ice time with Crosby, I don't think he would find as much room when it's with Christenen. He also gets a ton of favorable calls IMO, if the officiating starts cracking down on his interference and clutching and grabbing, he will find his space reduced considerably.

That leaves him a very, very good player but not as good as his stats on a stacked Pitt team would indicate.
If your laugh means that Gaborik is on par with Malkin in any way, you're just not understanding how special Malkin is.

By the way, as to the argument as to Malkin's playoff performances to date, they stack up pretty favorably against Ovechkin/s, yet I understand how great Ovechkin is.

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