Can we talk about Geno?

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  1. captain cubicle

    captain cubicle Registered User

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    Let me preface this by saying Malkin is by far my favorite penguin. I love everything about him. His play is mesmerizing and he scores while looking good doing it. He's a humble great guy who could care less about the spotlight and his passion for the game is all over his face anytime he scores.

    That being said WTF is his deal. He hasn't had a good game all year. He's sub ppg and I known its a small sample size but come on do you really expect a 100pt season out of him from what you've seen so far? I have never seen such consistency issues from season to season. Last year at least he was injured. I don't know how you go from that dominant beast who scores 112pts in 77 games to what we are currently seeing.

    Maybe it's the line mates but I don't quite buy that. He's scored a lot with worse before.

    Is he past his prime? Whats the deal. It kills me to see him so mediocre.
     
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  2. Frederick Stanley

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    Jokinen and Kobasew will do that to you. He's not like Crosby. Malkin needs his linemates.
     
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    There is more to hockey than points. He is playing with scrubs, and getting some bad bounces. Once he gets Neal back and a few bounces start to go his way, the Malkin we know and love will return.
     
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    You're killing me.
     
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    Agreed but malkins game IS about points. We don't have him out there for his great defensive capabilities
     
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    He needs to get hot and ready.
     
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    no, we can't
     
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    I sense squabbling in the future of this thread, squabbling and rants.
     
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    I hope not. I though it was a topic that was worthy of discussion but apparently based on the responses that's not the case.
     
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    I can feel Kirk's presence approaching this thread. He's coming and hell's coming with him.
     
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    Hard to criticize someone's point totals when their right wing was a tryout just a few weeks ago and his left wing is having 1/3rd of his salary paid for by his former team just so we'd take him.

    Geno's been better on face offs and a little better defensively so there is that. Wait until Neal's back before criticizing his point totals. Sid had plenty of bad stretches himself in the past.
     
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    KIRK is coming with fresh evidence that Malkin only cares about Cups, secretly hates Bylsma and the country club, and has shady Russian handlers encouraging him to pull a Kovalchuk because the borscht scene in Pittsburgh has declined recently.
     
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    Not worried, he'll pick it up once Neal gets back from injury.
     
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    The guy is not playing with his linemates , he always have new linemates , Bylsma put him more than 2 times per game with the 4th line wingers ....

    Saying that Malkin didnt have 1 good game is not true . I thought he was really good vs the Flyers .

    You know what ? Malkin derserve top 3 wingers not a guy who received a tryout contract .. Come on . If he was with another team he would be on the 1st line with real wingers . People think hes like crosby but its not true . They think that if Crosby work well with ''Fake 1st liner (Dupuis&Kunitz) , malkin will be doing well with fake first liner too .
    + he improved his faceoffs . You will see when Neal come back , the Geno-Nealer Play on the faceoff will get us more than 5 goals this year , I promise .
     
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    I definetly hope I'm wrong and the smokes the leafs. His consistency just always seems to be an issue
     
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    I love KIRK. As soon as I saw this post, I ordered one Iced Capp for every KIRK post I expect to appear in this thread.

    Needless to say, I've peed myself 15 times and I'll be awake for the next decade.
     
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    9 points in 10 games would state that he's playing quite well considering his line mates
     
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    Actually, now that I'm curious, does anyone want to do a breakdown of where those points come from and who was involved?
     
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    One thing i would do to maybe help Geno is try and put Letang out there as much as possible with Geno, Letang loves jumping up into the play, it would give Geno another option besides Juice.
     
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    We have one (or more) of these posts about him pretty much every year. He's just a streaky player, and he has to click with his linemates (something that isn't happening for obvious reasons right now) in order to become truly dominant. I expect ten games from now that we'll be happy.
     
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    I don't have a breakdown but I think allot of them are pp. I think he only has one ES goal.
     
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    You claim he's your favorite player yet you know nothing about him and refuse to acknowledge his defensive play. Have you looked at his wingers?
     
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    Play up to your pay grade. That's all I ask for.
     
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    Good god man, that sounds like a lot of work.

    1) Assist on a line with Adams and Glass
    2) Assist on Jokinen goal
    3) Goal, assisted by Bennett
    4,5) 2 assists, both on power plays
    6) 1 goal, power play
    7, 8) assist on Jokinen goal, Empty Net goal on a line with Crosby and Adams
    9) assist on a power play
     
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    1 2013-10-03 PIT NJD 3 11:42 EV Goal by Craig Adams, assisted by Evgeni Malkin and Tanner Glass
    2 2013-10-08 PIT CAR 3 05:03 EV Goal by Jussi Jokinen, assisted by Evgeni Malkin and Olli Maatta
    3 2013-10-11 PIT @ FLA 1 05:38 EV Goal by Evgeni Malkin, assisted by Beau Bennett
    4 2013-10-12 PIT @ TBL 3 10:26 PP Goal by Sidney Crosby, assisted by Jussi Jokinen and Evgeni Malkin
    5 2013-10-12 PIT @ TBL 3 19:41 PP Goal by Matt Niskanen, assisted by Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby
    6 2013-10-15 PIT EDM 3 07:20 PP Goal by Evgeni Malkin, assisted by Paul Martin and Sidney Crosby
    7 2013-10-17 PIT @ PHI 2 09:43 EV Goal by Jussi Jokinen, assisted by Evgeni Malkin
    8 2013-10-17 PIT @ PHI 3 19:47 EV Goal by Evgeni Malkin, assisted by Craig Adams and Sidney Crosby
    9 2013-10-19 PIT VAN 2 07:56 PP Goal by Chris Kunitz, assisted by Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby

    http://www.hockey-reference.com/players/m/malkiev01/scoring/2014/ (very handy for secondary assist debunking, btw)
     

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