Zherdev vs. Malkin

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  1. Sixty Six

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    A lot of CBJ fans were saying in a trade proposal they'd rather have Zherdev than Malkin. Who does everyone think will be the better player?
     
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    Malkin will probably be a better two-way player, but I think Zherdev is the better player offensively. 34 points in 57 games as a rookie is pretty impressive. Plus, Zherdev did great in the Russia league during the lock-out.

    Overall, I would take Zherdev.
     
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    There was thread about Malkin vs. Zherdev about year ago already. I selected Zherdev than. Now I go with Malkin.
     
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    I'm biased on the issue but I feel Malkin is better.
     
  5. Sixty Six

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    me too, thats why i started this so i could try to unbiased myself, but can i edit this to a poll somehow?
     
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    Zherdev offensively, Malkin all around, Zherdev overall
     
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    Same here.
     
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    You are, but I agree. ;)

    I think Zherdev is overrated.
     
  9. "A lot of CBJ fans ..."?

    I count two who argued that they would rather keep Zherdev, over Malkin. And that certainly isn't an unreasonable position to take, at this juncture, as we've seen what Z can do in the NHL in only half a season and with little ice time prior to arriving in Columbus.

    I'm not saying that I would or wouldn't take Z over Malkin. I haven't seen Malkin play in person, in the NHL. Until then, Z ha shown glimpses of what he can do in the league. The jury is out on Malkin.

    The comments made were largely in context to the rather lopsided trade proposal presented.
     
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    Seen them both play - although Malkin not as much.

    Two different kinds of players and I like the guy with a higher offensive ceiling - so I'll take Z.
     
  11. KallioWeHardlyKnewYe

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    I'm a CBJ fan and I think Malkin will be the better player.
    That doesn't mean I'd trade Z, Klesla, Denis and 1st for him though.
     
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    I think they're about even. I think they'll both be 75-80 point guys in the NHL.
     
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    I'd say Malkin. I think he has the highest upside of any drafted prospect.
     
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    zherdev is like gaborik.. highly skilled, offensively super elite.. but malkin has the potential to be the best player in the nhl some day.. hes a like a sundin/jagr type..
     
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    I think Zherdev will top out at around 85 points per season while Malkin has the potential to be the top scorer with 100 points. I think Malkin has the most upside in the world behind Crosby who could be the greatest.
     
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    I'll have to take Zherdev as of right now.

    I think Malkin might be the better overall player in the future though.
     
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    i'd take malkin
     
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    I'd rather take Malkin. Zherdev is an elite offensive force, but I think Malkin is much more well rounded.
     
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    Zherdev will be flashier. Malkin will be better.
     
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    Malkin. I think he will be the biggest russian star of all of these guys born 82-86.
     
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    Interesting that many people who would pick Ovechkin or Malkin over Crosby because, 'they're proven against men' are still taking Malkin over Zherdev, despite the fact that Zherdev was played in the NHL and done quite well. . .
     
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    I think Malkin will probably be better, but I'm not a risk freak and having seen Zherdev play so damn well in his rookie year I'll take him and be safe, however if there's a choice where it says "Wait until Malkin's rookie year in the NHL", then I'll definitely choose the wait option.
     
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    I'll go with Zherdev, offensively he's like Hossa with a bit more feistiness.
    Malkin has to show it yet.
    What you have done in Russia is not what you can do in the NHL.
     
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    I'll take Zherdev and it isn't even close. Hell, I'll take Zherdev over Ovechkin as well. I'll also take Kovalchuck over Ovechkin and Malkin.
     
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    I haven't seen Malkin play very much so I can't really compare. I've seen
    Zherdev a little and I think he could be very good.He has some great skill.
    I think he has to learn the game a little better but he could become a very
    exciting player to watch.He was definetly a great pick for Columbus.
     
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