haha , jk. Fisher plays best when the pressure is off of him, a la Malkin
Not sure if I agree with your last statement about Malkin. When Crosby went down with injury last year or a couple of years ago, Malkin stepped up big time and played great, basically carrying the Penguins on his shoulders.
I'd take Jokinen off that list. And Arnott and McDonald are also border liners at this point imo. If guys like those are in there you might as well have Connolly, S. Koivu, Kesler, Bergeron and Zajac in there too. Those are just on top of my head. I think Plekanec should be in there though.
The Pens third line center Staal has 30 points. Almost all even strength. As much as I love watching him develop and play I have to think he could at least be a number 2 and get number 1 PP time on some teams.