A bit OT, but I'd really like to learn more about Henri Richard. From the little I know, it seems like he was the polar opposite of Maurice: subtle, controlled, etc, yet everybit as important to his team. Anyone willing to point me in the direction of some good reading?
Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin actually haven't been a great duo historically. They're never healthy at the same time and/or one is struggling when they're both in the line-up. Other than 2008-2009, the season in which both players scored 100 points and the Penguins won the Stanley Cup, neither have clicked at the same time for whatever reason.
Pittsburgh's best duo was in 1995-1996, when Jaromir Jagr and Mario Lemieux were arguably the best two players in hockey, or at least two of the top three (Eric Lindros).
Malkin and Crosby have been very effective when put on the ice at even strength together, but it doesn't happen that often. Similar to Sakic and Forsberg in this way.