Is Evgeni Malkin Now The Penguins' Best Player?

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  1. GlitchMarner

    GlitchMarner Formerly 29GoalHoglund

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    I know he plays behind Crosby and Sid was a lot better in the latest playoffs, but this guy just keeps racking up points, and between him and Crosby he is more of a threat to win the Art Ross at this stage in my opinion.

    I'm hesitant to say he is better than Crosby, but he's been a maniac offensively since the 2017 Cup.
     
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    Here comes the QoC argument
     
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    It's a 1A/1B situation with these guys. Malkin right now might be the best player in the league
     
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    He is score
     
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    Why don't Crosby and Malkin flip wingers and see what happens?
     
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    No. Love Geno. But Crosby is the better all-around player and is far more consistent in the defensive zone. Crosby is the one who gets the tough assignments.

    Ask McDavid and Matthews. Sid shut them down 5-on-5.
     
  7. GlitchMarner

    GlitchMarner Formerly 29GoalHoglund

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    Well, didn't Kessel and Crosby not click well at all?
     
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    I watch the game tonight in Vancouver, Malkin is pick up is game compared to the beginning of year. Malkin's line since last year is the line Sullivan sends if they need a comeback. To answer your question Malkin And Crosby are truly cut from the same cloth. The last 2 1/2 years as long as Malkin is healthy he does out perform Crosby. If the pens can stay healthy, this is their cup to loose.
     
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    Because Kessel does better with Malkin?
     
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    Nope still Crosby like always
     
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    Probably not but he’s close. I’ve seen Geno’s entire career and I’m surprised he’s aged this well with his injury history. Guy has barely lost a step from his prime.
     
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    I have no idea, I just felt the need to have a hot take on the situation.
     
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    Crosby was better in the 16-17 regular season. Playoffs. The World Cup and the 17-18 playoffs...
     
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    Malkin could win the ross by a landslide this year. Especially if Sprong keeps clicking with him.
     
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    Yes he is.

    And btw, Guentzel is the player both Crosby and Malkin been the mosts productive with in the past, and he plays with Crosby.
     
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    Crosby needs specific wingers. Malkin makes it work with what ever you give him. Kessel prefers to play with Malkin. Malkin also won an Art Ross with Fedetenko and Max Talbot plus a Conn Smythe as his wingers. But right now after since last year minus when Malkin got hurt in the playoffs Malkin's line is the number 1 line. Two as for Crosby shutting down Matthews, Malkin shut down Tavares, and of right now Tavares is a more proven player than Matthews. He Tavares carried the islanders ever since he came in the league.
     
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    Malkin looks like he's gained some speed back compared to a few years ago. I don't think he's better than Crosby but they're definitely close.
     
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    Some days it's Crosby, some days it's Malkin.
     
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    Malkin is leading the League in PPG right now and is one point ahead of McDavid in scoring (they've both played nine games).
     
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    This is why I ask myself, how the hell can anyone rank Nathan Mckinnon over Malkin. It's absurd. Give Malkin his wingers the NHL would not know what to do with Malkin. Not to say Kessel sucks by any means but yall get what I am saying..
     
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    When wasn't he?
     
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    And Mind you Malkin does not play the amount of minutes McDavid plays
     
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    Malkin is the most talented player since Lemieux.

    Crosby and McDavid work hard every shift just to get a point, while Malkin does it so effortlessly without breaking much of a sweat. It's ridiculous watching Crosby need to battle and fight in the corners or McDavid skate full speed to make a play, while Malkin just moves around a bit and finds plays left and right.
     
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    This is hilarious actually if you watch Crosby these days.
     
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    That's not necessarily true.

    Crosby and Malkin need different types of wingers.

    That said, really since the firing of Bylsma, there have been 2 Malkin's . . . the healthy one who has been at worst a top 5 forward in the league, and the one who is/plays hurt.
     

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