There is an article up at nhl.com about the draft. But instead of talking about #1 overall, the article talks about the "dynamic due", AO/Malkin. http://www.nhl.com/futures/2004draf..._duo061704.html The article really says some surprising things, at least for me. I was ticked when my Penguins lost the lottery on April 6. I have heard alot of great things about Malkin, but I have been thinking we were clearly losers that day. But this article compares AO to Iginla, as opposed to Lemieux or whomever. That still is a lofty comparison, but a far cry from calling him the best prospect in 20 years. "Ovechkin is 11 months older than Malkin and will likely step into the lineup of the team that drafts him at the end of his first training camp. Malkin is a few years away from making the jump, but people expect him to wind up being Ovechkin's equal." Instead of saying a few scouts prefer Malkin to AO, it says people, in general, think Malkin will be AO's equal. I was suprised to read this. Now I know nhl.com isn't the greatest website for hockey news or opinions, but still, they talked about these two Russians as if they are nearly equal. Perhaps the gap really has closed. Is anyone else surprised by how close the article makes them seem?