Malkin´s potential?

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  1. Green Star

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    Ok, Malkin is an big and skilled center with good wheels. It sound like an Yashin/Kozlov/Svitov type of player to me, except Malkin is an hard worker. So my question to ppl who have seen Malkin play, does he look like any of them mentioned? From what I read he does sound like an Svitov 3 years ago, I hope not but that is what Im afraid of.
     
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    Scouts were saying Svitov was like Holik.

    Malkin is more talented than Bob-A-Holik and that is why he's the concensus #2.

    Of the three mentioned, Yashin would be the better model IMO.
     
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    He actually plays a style very much comparable to Lemieux. I'm not comparing him to Lemieux at all, just the style of play.

    He will muck it when needed and will go in front of the net...but he's not a power forward.
     
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    Malkin reminds me of a young Joe Thornton. He could be a similar type of player if he fills out a bit more. I would say his pure offensive skills are superior to Thornton's; he's not quite as nasty although he does possess a mean streak.
     
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    same here.
    He's compared to a Russian version of Rick Nash or Joe Thornton.


    IMO, not Bobby Holik. Very bad comparison. Olesz is like Holik. He's alot closer to Yashing then to Holik.
     
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    Hmm, I'm drawn to the comparison of Malkin playing similar to Vincent Lecalvier. Both being big centres and having strong offensive games.
     
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    Yeah he does remind me of Lecavalier in ways... I hope they let him develope for a year or two before rushing him into the NHL, I really like Malkin and think he will become a very good center.
     
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    You're just worried he'll steal the Calder from AO ;) :banana:
     
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    To me, Malkin is a combination of Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzkey, Mike Bossy, Valeri Kharlamov, Ilya Kovalchuk, Peter Stastny, Marcel Dionne, Jari Kurri, and Guy Lafleur. He's also a little like Bobby Orr, but he's about twice as good defensively. At worst he's the next Joe Sakic.

    And that's not including his extra year of development he will get.
     
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    The Lockout will take care of that.
     
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    I see a bit of Patrick Roy in him as well. :banana:
     
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    I personally think that AO is the best prospect to come out in hockey history . . . Malkin is no better than the best prospect in his draft year . . .
     
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    Has anybody said Barry Bonds?
     
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    It would not surprise me at all that Malkin could outhit Bonds and likely double his lifetime home run totals if he played baseball during the off-season. Not only that but getting back to hockey I am fairly sure that he could outdive any Canadian, even Ribiero.
     
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    Malkin already has a head start on performance-enhancing drugs!
     
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    I heard he could smoke more pot than any canadian....No wait...that was Zinojev!
     
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    I also, hope that they develop him properly. The Pens, despite popular opinion, will not be in the position to draft this high again during thier rebuilding phase. Alot of what this team can become in the future depends on this pick and they simply can't afford to screw anything about this pick up.
    Of course, I am not saying that he is going to make or break the future of this team, but he certainly could prove to be the biggest part (or a large part) of how succesful this team is in the future.

    However SWOOSH, I must also add that I have no problem whatsoever if he made the team next year right out of camp provided he is ready. If he proves to be easily NHL ready, I don't see why there should be a problem.
     
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