Evgeni Malkin on a western team

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  1. SuburbanRhythm WorldClassJagoff

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    He should have taken a page from Evgeni Nabokov, and changed his named to "John" before entering the league, hoping to fool some people. Those things would be praised if he were a Canadian, and not a moody, petulant Russian.
     
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    Edmonton, he would play with Hall and yakupov with no defensives responsability.
     
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    Well, leaving aside all the obvious reasons why this is unrealistic to the max, and just answering your question: Without giving up yore pieces (and even fitting the cap, yay!) Nashville and Malkin would be a match made in heaven. And this is only 5% tops because of Neal, it just is the only correct answer here. Team that needs exactly one thing, thing is awesomesauce Russian 1C.
     
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    Wrong.
     
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    Yeah, he wouldn't even be the highest paid player on the team...
     
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    I actually think he'd handle injury fill-in duty quite well on the Kings. Depends on who he'd play with though, obviously.
     
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    Malkin would fit with the Stars the best.

    but in reality any team would fit well with him he is a superstarr
     
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    You forgot his eternal rival ;)

    http://www.russianmachineneverbreak...es-olympic-teammate-evgeni-malkins-wrist-gif/
     
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    He would fit the team with two fantastic centres already the best?

    I really don't see how he fits Stars better than:
    Nashville
    St. Louis
    Chicago
    Calgary
    Winnipeg
    Minnesota
    Colorado
    Arizona
    Edmonton
     
  10. KrisLetAngry MrJukeBoy

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    3C model man
     
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    the Canucks obviously. now hand him over.. please
     
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    I've always thought Parise would be a lethal linemate for an elite center. His motor and puck retrieval skills would be a perfect fit with Malkin. Put Vanek on the other wing and that's a scary line. Put Granlund and Koivu in more appropriate middle sox center spots and surround them with some combination of Pominville, Niño, Coyle and Zucker.

    The Wild have to be up there for teams who would benefit most with Malkin and teams he would do the best with. We have so many too wingers...and a legit No. 1 center like Malkin would be just the thing we need. But we never have Russians and Malkin will likely never be moved so this is a pipe dream.
     
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    50 pts in 82 game with the sharks, first round exit.
     
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    Carter for Malkin. :nod:

    Pitt says no obviously.
     
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    Alas, I too was being sarcastic. I in no way believe Malkin would drop down to 60 points in the West. He'd easily be the West's highest scorer.
     
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    Problem is, you'd be giving up JVR++ to get him.
     
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    He'd put up a lot of points but his team wouldn't have much success without a 2C that can carry the defensive load. That's how you succeed in the West
     
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    Every team would love to have him. The western teams that can use him the most IMO are as followed

    Predators they have a great blueline and a great goalie adding a great center like Evgeni Malkin would make them a huge huge huge threat to win the Stanley Cup.

    Wild could really really use Evgeni Malkin to help boost their power play and make the team a dangerous threat.

    Jets they are one of the lowest scoring team in the NHL and adding Evgeni Malkin would be a huge offensive boost that should be able to help get them into the playoffs.
     
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    Lol. This thread.

    Malkin would be the best player in the west. He'd be a franchise player on every team.
     
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    20 points max and -40 player. The team led by him wouldn't make the playoffs in the west because it's so unbelievable tough as shown by any game played between a western and an eastern conference team. West crushes the east in all those games and if they lose to an eastern team it's only because they didn't care about the game or were injured and tired!

    :sarcasm:
     
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    He hasn't scored 90 pts since 09
     
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    I think he'd work really well on the Flames :) Lots of speed and he could probably mesh really well with Johnny.
     
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    Marleau + Couture + Burns for Malkin + D-prospect

    Why does SJ do this? They havnt won with this core.... they've had some very good years and still cant get over the hump. Its time for a change. Yes they give up a lot but they get the best player in the game (arguably.... definitely top 3). Their top 6 poat trade still sports Pavelski, Thornton, Malkin and Hertl. 4 Very good players...

    Why do the Pens do this?
    Pitts gets a great young 2C and a vet Winger to play with Crosby. Seriously, Marleau would score 50 goals on his wing.
    Burns can play forward for depth or back on D if needed... gives Pitts tons of versitility.

    Marleau is old but still effective and locked up for a few more years. Burns is in his prime and locked up. Couture is still young.

    The depth they have after this trade is enough to carry them to the cup. I think they'd be clear favorites.
     
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    Oilers would be much better.. but still not a playoff team
     

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