Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by Chukcha, Dec 9, 2014.
If I'm Poile, I'm not sure who I'd call first ... Hextall or Rutherford
ITT: Some western conference fans being really delusional about the difference between the conferences. The west is better but not by that much.
Also known as the year he won the Art Ross, the Hart, and the Lindsay.
They don't. The Pens have already proven they can win with their core. Coaching, needing some upgrades to depth players and a couple of MAF collapses is what's held them back from doing it again. Malkin is about the furthest thing there is from a reason they haven't won again. I don't really care how anyone tries to justify it, it makes no sense for the Pens to trade Malkin.
Besides, how are the Pens supposed to fit all of those players under the salary cap? They'd be sending out Malkin's $9.5M and taking $18.5 back. How does that work?
Malkin is a top 3 player on the planet...he'd demolish the West like he can in the East..dont kid yourself.
Malkin in Chicago
Guess you weren't following hockey during the 2011-12 season.
I never want him to leave the Pens, but OMG I'd love to see him get to play with that kind of talent.
Nope. 109 points in 75 games 2011-2012. One of the more dominant offensive seasons in recent memory.
Malkin would be the offensive beast that he is no matter what conference he played in.
Fun fact the last players to score 90 points or more for a western conference team are Corey Perry, and Henrik Sedin in 2010-2011.
By far, the best post of the thread.
Career PPG in the East: 1.26, West: 1.06.
Crosby in East: 1.43, West: 1.24.
West is clearly superior. Deal with it.
Malkin would be the undisputed #1 player in the world if he played for Nashville I feel like. Luckily, he doesn't and the Pens have both.
What's up with the West homers? Team homers I can understand but Conference homers?
what western conference players score at this rate? Thornton, and Getzlaf have the highest points per game average among western conference forwards at .96, and .98.
The west may be the better conference, but Malkin is a superior scorer to anyone in the west.
I didn't say he isn't but he wouldn't produce at the same rate in the West.
What's up with East homers telling themselves there's no difference between conferences? It just annoying when facts are overlooked.
He shoulda gone to Detroit then!
But you didn't say "deal with it..."
Ridiculous assertion. He'd have to have a career year shooting % wise to hit those numbers in tha west.
Strange concept. My guess is its for people who's team isn't doing well, so gotta support the conference. Everybody wants to have something to be proud of I guess.
Using his career splits against teams he would be averaging 101-102 pt seasons in east (which is in line with his actual stats) and 94-95 pt seasons in west. While it is a small drop in production I think that still could be seen as "destroying the conference".
Dude, west is best, all the teams do well (except Edmonton)
Not to mention as he got some familiarity with the teams and goalies his scoring would probably increase. Then again, if he's ever traded West he'd probably just flee back to Russia in a state of panic so the point is probably moot.
So much fantasy here.
My favourite player doesn't have the balls to be the centre of the first line on any team, instead he prefers to live in the shadow, to play with ****** wingers, to waste the last years of his prime while forgetting the male instinct which is "I want to be the best". Thats how he'll go down in history, as a shadow.
Hilarious! He is the best, what's the problem? Maybe in Belgium and HF boards its an issue, but here, in Pittsburgh, he is in no one's shadow.
I guess he should play for the team you support and then everything would be alright then. This tired old argument amuses me, it really does.
Not impress. My team always has winning records against the west. Big deal.
The west is the stronger conference but not to the point that Eastern players would show a significant decrease in production if they went to the West like some are suggesting.
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