What if Washington selected Malkin first overall, and left Ovechkin to Pittsburgh?
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11-08-2011, 05:01 PM
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* Ovechkin would have destroyed the Pens cup runs. He's a loser as we know.
* Ovechkin would be the bigger star in Pittsburgh because he hasnt missed games.
* The Capitals rebuild would have been on a different track. Malkin was not nhl ready his first season. The Caps would have finished last without Ovechkin or Malkin coming out of the lockout and would have drafted higher than Backstrom. Had the Caps drafte Erik Johnson instead of Backstrom they would be significantly worse.
* Lets say that the NHL had not screwed the Caps because they won the Ovechkin lottery and the Caps had gotten Crosby?
Do not generalize based on one or two posters trying to stir the pot. Most of us agree that the two are comparable, which in fact makes the hypothetical even more interesting. An exchange of two fairly equal superstars, different positions, vastly different games, how would it effect the players and/or teams? A very interesting question. Only a few took it as an opportunity to score points and slam their favorite whipping boy.
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