This surely has been done before, but more and more people keep praising Malkin as an equal to Ovechkin, and in some posts stated that he should be a 9.5. In the long run, do you see him as a better player? IMO definitely, because he is a natural center, a more important position than LW, and has the size (6'4) to be simply dominant. AO was the surefire #1 pick in his draft, but I think its because he almost made the cut for the previous draft, while Malkin made quite a comming out party in the last 2 years, and seems to be developping at a higher pace than AO. I see Malkin as the next Thornton, maybe a better playmaker earlier in his career.