Michalek vs. Michalek

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  1. Alberta Yote

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    The brothers came on the scene with drastically differnet expectations, undrafted vs. high first rounder. Rookie season stats so far:

    Zbynek 24 games 4 goals 4 assists 8 points +7 20:43 minutes/game (defense)
    Milan 20 games 2 goals 7 assists 9 points -5 16:22 minutes/game (wing)

    Obviously Z has closed the gap but to what extent? I'll start. I think Z is the better player right now. And maybe he will always be the better player.
     
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    Silly post man...you can't compare these two players....Milan will be the better play in the NHL. I bet my left nut on it.
     
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    San Jose is so weird. Michalek is on a different line every night. How is someone supposed to get comfortable like that?
     
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    Zbynek has nothing on his little brother in terms of skills. Milan is a step above no doubt and has been one of the better Sharks forward (although at this point that aint saying much) this year. This thread reeks of homerism and statsheets.
     
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    DW's doing that only because we can't seem to get any sustained scoring. Michalek did especially well paired with Marleau and one of Cheechoo or Sturm though. Of course, most players should do well on a top line, but Milan really seemed to gel with them, especially Marleau.

    Milan will be the better player. I'm not knocking Zbyenek, I think he'll do good, but I'd be surprised if he advances beyond a moderate level 2nd pairing guy when all is said and done. Milan won't necessarily be a superstar, but he's got all the talent to be one of those underappreciated very good 1st liners.
     
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    I wasn't getting any response so I editted in the part about Z being the better player down the line to try to get some action going. I doubt he will be long term. I do stand by my belief he is the better player right now.

    By the way, the above post reeks of being from someone who hasn't seen much of Zbynek's play. The stats only tell part of the story, he has been very good.
     
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    I've seen Zbynek this year and he is playing well but Milan has shown, to me at least, to be the superior brother now and for the future. There is no doubt about who I'd take if offered a choice of either brother this year.
     
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    Milan shows flashes of brilliance one or twice a game, problem is he and his team his snake bitten so it rarely shows on the stat sheet.

    Plus it's hard to have a good plus/minus on the Sharks this year.

    Milan has alot of untapped upside, and his skill level is top end, but he still lacks a finishing touch despite having a hard shot.



    Sharks should've signed Zbynek though, he's just what the Sharks need, a steady defenseman in his own end, with vision and playmaking from the point.

    Kudos to the Coyotes for a nice find there....I saw him as a Houston Aero a couple years ago and I would've never guessed he would be this good.
     
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    Actually your post is the most homeristic on this thread so far. How can there be "no doubt" right now when Zbynek has scored more goals (4 vs 2) and had more ice-time and been one of the best defensemen on the Coyotes? (which *is* saying something considering they have a pretty tight defense). Now Zbynek is quite a bit older, although also a rookie, so Milan obviously has plenty more upside, but right now there is plenty of parity and no certainties.
     
  10. thx for the info, i didnt know they were related.

    Points can be descieving sometimes. Because of the Sharks Struggling ways, They are juggling lines like hell, and since they are struggling this badly, its hard for any weak players to be giving another chance (increased Ice time).

    Milan Michalek will be way better in the future.
     
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    So far the only ones choosing Zbynek (or stating a case for him) have been 'Yotes fans :huh:
     
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    Milan is a slick skating and passing defensive minded 2 way. His passing/skating is superb, his goal scoring almost non existent, and his creativity and stick handling in traffic has yet to show itself.

    Given the Sharks collective team slump, a fair assessment of Milan can't be made yet. I don't want to try him on the first line until he fully develops.

    He has untapped upside that looks like it could be Marco Sturm but switching goals for assists. I project him as a 35 assist 2nd line PK specialist on the ideal depth team so far.

    Michalek has been on line 1 for over a month. Only after low numbers was he bumped down a line tonight. Funny enough, the call up scored in his old place.
     
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    Not many saying Milan is playing better right now either, only that they'd take him for his future upside.

    Zbynek is worthy of being named among the the best rookie defensemen in this year's class. Milan isnt really playing at that level (yet). Is it a fair comparision? Of course not - Zbynek is older and much more experienced but he is also playing better.
     
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    Zbynek has been better this season, but Milan will be better in the future unless he runs into injury problems again.
     
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    Why is DW making up the line combinations? That seems odd. Or do you mean RW?
     
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    Yeah, I did. I was even thinking RW when I was typing, and yet I still hit the D.
     
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    Just because Milan hasn't up great points doesn't mean he hasn't played well, he's been the Sharks most consistant forward after Marleau IMO.
     
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