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02-03-2013, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by MrBurgundy View Post
Malkin has more natural talent. Crosby is the better player because he's more consistent.

In other words Malkin's ceiling is higher, but his floor is lower, even if both floors are way above the average star player.

I did an analysis a while ago on Ovechkin, Malkin and Crosby. I took every 82-game stretch over the careers, and looked at highs and lows for points.

Crosby high/low: 137/98
Malkin high/low: 127/80
Ovechkin high/low: 134/72

So while they have similar highs, you rarely see a sustained low from Crosby. He's just unbelievably consistent at generating goals.

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