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02-05-2013, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Jag68Sid87 View Post
And one could argue that as Staal went, so we went in the playoffs.
Who in their right mind would say that?

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02-05-2013, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by nhindian View Post
This is the second post in a row where you are grievously wrong.

Geno doesn't under perform with Sid in the lineup; on the contrary, his PPG with Sid is noticeably higher.

Secondly, Malkin is at his worst when he's angry. He's prone to take stupid penalties and try to go to hero mode. Sid, on the other hand, is a complete beast when angry.
I hate when Malkin makes those behind passes to nobody... He does it too much. I'll be fancy and try to look all impressive by passing it to a whole lotta empty space. DAMN YOU GENO! Simplify!

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02-05-2013, 03:38 PM
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Crosby plays a power and speed game.
Malkin plays the mental game, like Lemieux, though not as well of course.

A Crosby goal is where he takes a pass in the middle of two defenders speeding past them, making a goalie go down, and picking a top corner. If Malkin ended up in a similar situation, he'd most likely fall.

A Malkin goal is taking the puck and beating a player one on one, faking the goalie out, and sliding the puck on the ice into an empty net. If Crosby ended up in a similar situation, he would pick a side, get a step, and try and lean the player out potentially getting hammered in the process.

Crosby is a better goal scorer. He likes to go to the net putting himself on the receiving end for passes. Look how he used Hossa vs how Malkin uses Neal.

Malkin is the better playmaker. He creates more open space for his teammates. He needs goal scorers as linemates vs playmakers. He likes to run the play, unless he's playing with Crosby, where then he almost forces it to him.

Crosby has a more accurate shot. He prefers the snapshot/wristshot.
Malkin has a harder shot. He prefers the slapshot.

Crosby plays better N/S. Crosby plays a straight line game.

Malkin plays better E/W/N/S. Malkin plays a flashy game. This is also why they prefer Malkin to bring it up on the PP vs Crosby.

Don't you guys notice that WHENEVER Crosby isn't around...Malkin steps it up? That tells you he has another gear hiding around. Also, the team is built more around Crosby's style vs Malkin's style. That is a factor as well.

I find Malkin plays either exciting or facepalm hockey...there is no middle ground for him .

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02-05-2013, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Hikaru Kitsune View Post
That would certainly explain everyone else starting the season playing like zombie/vampire hybrid things.
Well played.

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02-05-2013, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Jag68Sid87 View Post
This team goes as Crosby goes. When Crosby's not playing well, we're not playing well.
Obviously you forgot last season when team played without him almost till PO

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is Malkin a UFA after this season? shouldnt they just extend him now instead of waiting?

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02-05-2013, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by SteelFish87 View Post
is Malkin a UFA after this season? shouldnt they just extend him now instead of waiting?
no, after next season. Have to wait until this summer to extend him I believe.

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Visibly you would think Malkin is the better player. As in he carries the puck more. For a star Crosby seriousley doesn't get much time on the puck. Especially in the neutral zone. Has a lot to do with his wingers though. But then he will just make a quick amazing play and then score or set up a goal.

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I find Malkin "less" than spectacular this year, he makes many mistakes, there are many goals against the Pens when his five are on the ice etc. Too bad..

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When 100% healthy and in game shape it's easily Sid.

But health and related long layoffs have been an issue.

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Stat that belongs in here:

Josh Yohe ‏@JoshYohe_Trib

Stat of day - In Crosby's last 82 games: 51 goals, 89 assists, 140 points; In Malkin's last 82 games: 52 goals, 68 assists, 120 points.

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