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04-13-2013, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by nuck View Post
He can make the good passes but he actually doesn't do it enough. He holds on too long, back to a D, or he just skates around until he loses the puck. That's why he had under 50 pts last season with ppg line mates. As of today he is 202nd in SOG by a forward. He has a great shooting percentage but not many goals and it isn't because he is pass first guy. He hangs on too long and can't get into scoring position. He doesn't think fast enough. Compare him to Kadri who creates and uses his wingers all the time.
Jordan Staal hasn't produced over 50pts with not just Malkin, but also Sidney Crosby. You know generational talent that could be put in the same category as Wayne Gretzky.

It's ridiculous to brand a player as a top six player, because he doesn't score 900pts. Most top-six forwards do not score that many points. In addition, Bozak by production would be top 85 amongst the forwards. He's not doing a bad job at all. Besides Cooke, Dupuis, Guerin and others weren't able to produce over 50pts with Crosby and Malkin either.

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