Opening that old can of worms: Recent Malkin reporting

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Jaded-Fan, Nov 4, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Jaded-Fan

    Jaded-Fan Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2004
    Messages:
    43,157
    Likes Received:
    2,113
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Malkin missing

    Not only do the Pittsburgh Penguins boast the best young player in the National Hockey League in Sidney Crosby, they also own the rights to perhaps the best young player outside the league -- Evgeni Malkin, the second player chosen in the 2003 entry draft behind the Washington Capitals' dynamic Calder Trophy candidate, Alexander Ovechkin. Good as Ovechkin has been this season, there are some in Russia who believe that Malkin is the better long-term prospect, and may even be ahead of Ovechkin already. Last August, the Penguins worked feverishly to coax Malkin into signing an NHL contract. Part owner and team captain Mario Lemieux even telephoned him to see whether he was interested. In the end, Malkin decided to stay home, then try the NHL next year. Malkin is second in the Russian league in scoring, and his team, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, is in first place. "He's just been dominant," Magnitogorsk coach Dave King said. "I've coached [Eric] Lindros and I've coached other young people [such as Rick Nash] and this guy is something special. In one-on-one drills, he just evaporates as he goes past a defender. He has the ability to see the plays in front of him and also sense the pressure coming from behind. It's almost Gretzky-like. He's really the best player in the league."


    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20051029/DUHA29/TPSports/Hockey

    Not trolling, or trying not to anyways, but this article has so much combustibility buried in it that it was impossible not to post. ;)

    That said, nice to hear that Malkin is coming along well in the opinion of a few in the know.
     
  2. wilka91*

    wilka91* Registered User

    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Messages:
    4,251
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I've read this about 5 times on other threads
     
  3. Form and Substance

    Form and Substance Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2004
    Messages:
    5,670
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Man 06-07s calder race is going to be Soooo close!
     
  4. Jaded-Fan

    Jaded-Fan Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2004
    Messages:
    43,157
    Likes Received:
    2,113
    Trophy Points:
    186

    Sorry, just saw it and never saw it elsewhere. Where?
     
  5. Big McLargehuge

    Big McLargehuge 12

    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Messages:
    68,523
    Likes Received:
    681
    Trophy Points:
    215
    Location:
    S. Pasadena, CA
    For as good as Crosby & Ovechkin are, already, it seems like it would be impossible to say this...but I still will because I firmly believe it.

    Malkin will end up being better than both.

    There may be some bias in it(but you do also have to take note that Crosby is a Penguin as well), but I feel that Evgeni Malkin will be the best player in the NHL at one point or another.

    Just picturing Malkin and Crosby together makes me need a new pair of pants.
     
  6. octopi

    octopi Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2004
    Messages:
    31,547
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Probably opposing goalies will as well.
     
  7. Anksun

    Anksun Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2002
    Messages:
    3,616
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Montreal
    Home Page:
    I was one of the strong supporters of Malkin in whatever malkin/ovechkin discussion.

    I'm still one, but imo Ovechkin will increased the gap between those 2 this year while playing in the nhl. Malkin might turn out to be the better player, but he'll need more time to close the gap than if he would have come this year (which was the best year to came in the nhl in a loooong time)

    Mistake there for Pittsburgh imo.
     
  8. Big McLargehuge

    Big McLargehuge 12

    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Messages:
    68,523
    Likes Received:
    681
    Trophy Points:
    215
    Location:
    S. Pasadena, CA
    There are alot of reasons why Malkin isn't in Pittsburgh right now and I don't think anyone really can fairly pinpoint one, or five, reasons why he isn't.

    I still feel it had more to do with Metallurg than Malkin. Regardless, Malkin's chances of a Calder are vastly better next year :p:
     
  9. Claypool_*

    Claypool_* Guest

    Recchi-Crosby-Lemieux
    Palffy-Malkin-Malone

    :eek:
     
  10. Jag68Sid87

    Jag68Sid87 Nothing Else Maattas

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2003
    Messages:
    34,111
    Likes Received:
    139
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    Hey, that's Christensen's line! Malkin will start up a THIRD scoring line next year.

    Fun times!
     
  11. jmelm

    jmelm Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    8,285
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Home Page:
    Kaizer's post from the Pens board:

     
  12. clefty

    clefty Retrovertigo

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2003
    Messages:
    18,138
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Home Page:
    I don't think thats true at all. Firstly, Malkin is the same age Ovechkin was in his last season in Russia. When he plays in the NHL doesn't matter, what matters is what he does when he gets there. And without doubt, this season he's playing Russia has been a HUGE developmental process for him where he's become one of the league's elite. I can't imagine how sky-high his confidence is.

    And secondly, if you read the article, Malkin decided to stay where he is and then try the NHL route next year. Where did Pittsburgh make the mistake? They wanted to sign him, but he wanted to stay in Russia this season. What can they do? Forge his signature, kidnap him and force him to play?
     
  13. Big McLargehuge

    Big McLargehuge 12

    Joined:
    May 9, 2002
    Messages:
    68,523
    Likes Received:
    681
    Trophy Points:
    215
    Location:
    S. Pasadena, CA
    That is overlooked too much. The two were drafted in the same year but Ovechkin was the oldest first year eligible player in the 2004 class while Malkin was one of the youngest.

    There's almost a full year difference between them.
     
  14. Habsfan 32

    Habsfan 32 Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2004
    Messages:
    6,316
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Way up north...
    I think Malkin is going to be something really special and he might win some hardware down the road.
     
  15. VanIslander

    VanIslander Don't waste my time

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2004
    Messages:
    26,989
    Likes Received:
    1,462
    Trophy Points:
    170
    Before the World Championships I had NO OPINION on Malkin and Ovechkin.
    After watching every game of the WC (thanks to mediazone's on-demand service) I quickly became a huge Malkin fan. Malkin and Datsyuk (I hate the Red Wings so i admit this begrudgedly) were PHENOMENAL in the WC. Ovechkin didn't impress so much. He bobbled the puck sometimes, often trying to mimic the ineffective rushes of Kovalchuk and Afinogenov, individualistic surges easily turned aside by opposing d-men.

    Since May I've thought Malkin is the next Oates, maybe more.

    As a non-Penguins fan I'm hoping that Malkin somehow gets traded to one of my fav teams.

    I sure hope Malkin plays in the upcoming Olympics!
     
  16. Mothra

    Mothra The Groovy Guru

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Messages:
    7,720
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Parts Unknown
    Home Page:
    How does the teams leading scorer not impress?
     
  17. EroCaps

    EroCaps Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2003
    Messages:
    16,865
    Likes Received:
    76
    Trophy Points:
    131
    Location:
    Virginia
    Malkin blew me away at the WJC. I thought he looked better and showed more potential than SC w/his combination of speed/size/vision. But @ the WC-

    Ovechkin finished the WC w/5 goals, 3 assists, leading Russia in points, goals and GWG.

    Malkin w/4 assists.
     
  18. Jacob

    Jacob Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    41,591
    Likes Received:
    2,163
    Trophy Points:
    235
    Home Page:
    Ask the coach who made him a healthy scratch.
     
  19. FacelessButcher

    FacelessButcher Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2003
    Messages:
    2,201
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Edmonton

    Am I the only one to notice this!? You know your reading a great piece of journalism when you don't even make it out of the first sentence without a glaring error. ;)
     
  20. Mothra

    Mothra The Groovy Guru

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Messages:
    7,720
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Parts Unknown
    Home Page:
    whatever the reason.....he was sat against Kazakhstan I believe...I still find it difficult to understand how a player that lead his team in scoring (even sitting a meanlingless game) and was among the tourny leaders, didnt impress
     
  21. TORRUS

    TORRUS Registered User

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Messages:
    1,270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Beli
    He was scratched against Czech republic

    Those who say that he didn't impress at the WC probably confused him with some other player...
     
  22. Mothra

    Mothra The Groovy Guru

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Messages:
    7,720
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Parts Unknown
    Home Page:
    Thanks for the correction....I wasnt sure which game it was.....but yea, how could he not have impressed.....he produced, especially in the elimination games
     
  23. Letang fan 58

    Letang fan 58 No More Fleury

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Messages:
    5,814
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Is Malkin elligible for the World Juniors this year? if so will he play in them again?
     
  24. Zine

    Zine Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2002
    Messages:
    10,728
    Likes Received:
    97
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Location:
    Rostov-on-Don
    Yeah, he's eligible. But I remember reading something about Metallurg not releasing him to play because he's too valuable to them.
     
  25. Heat McManus

    Heat McManus Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2003
    Messages:
    10,407
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"