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02-03-2013, 07:33 PM
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Crosby or Malkin

Just wondering who you guys think is better? I didn't post this on the main board because I don't care for any one else's opinion.

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02-03-2013, 07:35 PM
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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.

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Crosby. Doesn't have Geno's silky hands or one-timer, but he manages the puck more responsibly, is a reliable defensive player, and a much better face-off man.

Love 'em both to death though. I want Sid and Geno to retire here.

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02-03-2013, 09:20 PM
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Stop this.

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Not a very good question. But I would do whatever it takes to keep both through their primes.

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Doesn't matter as long as we have them both

Seriously, though...I agree with other Ron.

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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.
This.

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.

(Not updated since Jan 2012)

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02-03-2013, 10:04 PM
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Crosby.

Malkin's bigger, fancier and stronger with more weapons, but Crosby's got one unique trick that's more valuable than all of that--he processes the game faster than any player I've ever seen.

Faster, not better. Not saying he's got a better hockey brain than, for instance, Wayne, because he doesn't.

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Phil Kessel.

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Crosby doesn't get enough credit for how unique his game is. Think about it. How many other NHL goal scoring leaders play the full 200' of the ice like he does? Its not Mario, Gretz, Bossy or Guy. Even good two way guys like Iggy or Howe don't cover the full ice because they're wingers or good two way centers stats are assist heavy.

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Short answer: Crosby.

Long answer: Crosby is better.

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Short answer: Crosby.

Long answer: Crosby is better.
Agree with your short answer 100%. You long answer is debatable though.

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02-03-2013, 10:51 PM
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Just wondering who you guys think is better? I didn't post this on the main board because I don't care for any one else's opinion.
I'm just wondering why guys from ouside are always trying to start another Holy War? If you are really interested why don't you dig it in countless similar topics: http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1326331 just not to repeat all the same words hundred times?

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02-03-2013, 10:55 PM
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Apples/Oranges. I like that both are on my team. I also think they are the 2 best players in the NHL. Next in line would be Stammer.

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Crosby. I love Malkin as well, but Crosby has the rare ability to do more with less.

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02-03-2013, 10:57 PM
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Crosby - More well rounded.
Malkin - Has more talent.

Both are #1 and #2 in terms of best in the game, you can't go wrong with either player.

Both love being on this team and don't have any siblings playing anywhere in the NHL that they eventually want to reunite with, so really, why do we need to do this every month or so?

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02-03-2013, 11:01 PM
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Short answer: Malkin.

Long answer: Malkin's highs are higher than Crosby's and resulted in SC.

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Crosby. But there will continue be games/stretches where Malkin outshines him.

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Short answer: Malkin.

Long answer: Malkin's highs are higher than Crosby's and resulted in SC.
What's SC mean? Because if it means what I think it means (Stanley Cup) not sure how your answer is that. People seem to forget just how good Crosby was during those playoffs.

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02-03-2013, 11:03 PM
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Crosby. I love Malkin as well, but Crosby has the rare ability to do more with less.
Wouldn't say Malkin is incapable of doing more with less though. Remember, he had Fedotenko and Talbot on his line during the 2009 playoffs.

Overall though, I'd say Crosby is better. Has all the skills of a superstar center, but also is very defensively responsible and will go to the dirty areas and grind if he has to.

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02-03-2013, 11:08 PM
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Short answer: Malkin.

Long answer: Malkin's highs are higher than Crosby's and resulted in SC.
Yeah, don't know about that. He is more exciting player to watch and can go through the defense more easily because of his longer reach, but Crosby has much better vision and is simply the more effective player. Malkin's best was last year where he played with Neal and Kunitz and was on pace to score 119 while Crosby was on a 133 point pace and rising while on a line with Kunitz and Dupuis.

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02-03-2013, 11:21 PM
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Yeah, don't know about that. He is more exciting player to watch and can go through the defense more easily because of his longer reach, but Crosby has much better vision and is simply the more effective player. Malkin's best was last year where he played with Neal and Kunitz and was on pace to score 119 while Crosby was on a 133 point pace and rising while on a line with Kunitz and Dupuis.
Malkin was better in 2009 when he won scoring race both in regular season and PO playing with Fedotenko and Talbot.

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02-03-2013, 11:38 PM
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I am trying to decide if I prefer brunettes



or Blondes



Can you all help me to decide? Or can I keep both?

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02-03-2013, 11:59 PM
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getting to choose between two perfect ****.

no seriously, it's great not having to choose one or the other since both are on my team.

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02-04-2013, 12:16 AM
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I am trying to decide if I prefer brunettes



or Blondes



Can you all help me to decide? Or can I keep both?
If the choice is only between these two pictures I'd take the brunette first. I wouldn't mind the blonde one coming along, but she might have to accept second fiddle in this case.

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