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(CNN)   Blubbering SI fanboy amazed that Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin may accomplish a feat that's only been done "five times in the last quarter century." Wow, that's only like once every FIVE years. Amazing   (sportsillustrated.cnn.com) divider line
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2008-12-09 12:31:36 PM  
who cares - it didn't help us beat Buffalo last night.

/bitter
 
2008-12-09 12:36:56 PM  
Yes, but Toronto has the deadly tandem of Antropov and Ponikarovsky.

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Why did it get so quiet in here all of a sudden?
 
2008-12-09 2:57:01 PM  
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Not impressed.
 
2008-12-09 3:02:27 PM  
I wish one was a natural center, because a full-time line of Ovie, Backstrom and Semin would be entertaining as hell.
 
2008-12-09 3:04:21 PM  
subby: Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin may accomplish a feat that's only been done "five times in the last quarter century."

Utterly disappear in the 3rd period, with the game on the line? Blow a 3-1 lead after failing to score on a full, two-minute 5-on-3? Or was that just last night?

/go Sabres
 
2008-12-09 3:09:52 PM  

Killer Cars: I wish one was a natural center, because a full-time line of Ovie, Backstrom and Semin would be entertaining as hell.


THIS
 
2008-12-09 3:17:21 PM  
That's a lot of snark directed towards a decent article. I actually found it somewhat enlightening and a good change of pace from the constant articles about made up controversies that populate most sports opinion pages. Pittsburg is a ticking clock with all the great young talent that they have. Eventually, all these guys are going to have to get resigned and that will be tough. Good on them for making their time on the same team count.
 
2008-12-09 3:25:44 PM  
Malkin > Crosby
 
2008-12-09 3:34:53 PM  

LemSkroob: Malkin > Crosby


Your opinion
 
2008-12-09 3:38:25 PM  
Interesting article, more interesting that both of them are doing what they are with at best, mediocre wingers.

Scoring race might look different if Semin wasn't currently injured and Ovechkin hadn't missed so many games, though.

JohnnyCanuck: LemSkroob: Malkin > Crosby

Your opinion


Also not one shared by Hockey GMs in general.

Link (new window)

So, you know, if you think you're smarter than all the combined GMs of all the hockey teams out there, good for you.
 
2008-12-09 3:40:22 PM  
Malkin scores a pt every 13:33
Setoguchi scores a pt every 14:27
Crosby scores a pt every 15:09

Setoguchi hits more often than either of those guys, as well.

And he's younger.

Where's the love?
 
2008-12-09 3:44:08 PM  

mtylerjr: Malkin scores a pt every 13:33
Setoguchi scores a pt every 14:27
Crosby scores a pt every 15:09

Setoguchi hits more often than either of those guys, as well.

And he's younger.

Where's the love?


Setoguchi's played very well, but let's be honest here - he's done it for one third of one season, and he plays on a line with Marleau and Thornton. With those two, you could park your ass in front of the net with your stick on the ice and let them take turns banking in pucks off of you for goals.

Hell, Thornton made Cheechoo a league-leading scorer, and what's he done in the two years since?
 
2008-12-09 3:56:07 PM  
The fact that he only went back a quarter century made me look into it more. If you go back 90 years, it has happened 30 times. So once every three years. Also, Boston had 1-2-3-4 point leaders twice in that same span. And Boston, Detroit, and Montreal have all had 1-2-3 point leaders twice each in that same span. What is this guy so happy about?
 
2008-12-09 3:59:53 PM  
Setoguchi's 8 months older than Crosby, and he's a weeee bit back of him in terms career achievements. I like him, but let's be realistic here.

And in spite of that GM poll (where popularity/being North American is doubtless a factor), I'd also take Malkin first. He brings a lot more to the table than Sid does, even if he can't speak English.
 
2008-12-09 4:01:14 PM  
....and nobody outside Pittsburgh gives a flying f*ck. I'd rather read another article about Sean Avery than listen to another analyst polish these guy's knobs
 
2008-12-09 4:13:34 PM  
Is he amazed at how every borderline penalty committed against the pens gets called, but few that the pens commit do? I've watched something like 5 pens games this year, including the two against the sabres in the last two weeks, and it is awful how blatantly favored the pens are... of course, anyone who watched the playoffs last year already knows this.
 
2008-12-09 4:21:19 PM  

jekostas: mtylerjr: Malkin scores a pt every 13:33
Setoguchi scores a pt every 14:27
Crosby scores a pt every 15:09

Setoguchi hits more often than either of those guys, as well.

And he's younger.

Where's the love?

Setoguchi's played very well, but let's be honest here - he's done it for one third of one season, and he plays on a line with Marleau and Thornton. With those two, you could park your ass in front of the net with your stick on the ice and let them take turns banking in pucks off of you for goals.

Hell, Thornton made Cheechoo a league-leading scorer, and what's he done in the two years since?


Hell, an even better example would be from the late 80's, when Mario Lemieux made Rob Brown a 49 goal scorer by having Brown go to the net while Lemieux bounced pucks off of him.

e-Macer: Setoguchi's 8 months older than Crosby, and he's a weeee bit back of him in terms career achievements. I like him, but let's be realistic here.

And in spite of that GM poll (where popularity/being North American is doubtless a factor), I'd also take Malkin first. He brings a lot more to the table than Sid does, even if he can't speak English.


To steal a phrase, not so fast my friend! The only part of Malkin's game (IMO) that he has over Crosby at the moment is his finishing, which will only become a bigger gap as time goes on. The man can score from damn near anywhere. Crosby is a better passer, skater, puck-handler, and defensive player, with the latter not even being remotely close between the two.

None of that is to put Malkin down either. He's a phenominal talent. Being a Pens fan, the only player I'd consider taking over him would be Ovechkin. If Malkin continues to grow his game, and put on some weight, that opinon could change. The guy is thin as all hell, and need about 30 lbs. added to that frame.
 
2008-12-09 4:24:36 PM  
Meh...

Two great players that play great together, or seperately, or in different space-time-contiums (continuii?) blah-blah-blah. Nothing new here, or even interesting. An interesting tidbit I noticed was the Leaf's calling up Jeremy Williams from the Marlies for the fourth time. Guess what he does in each of his first games up? Scores. Now that's bloody interesting mate.
 
2008-12-09 4:32:44 PM  

sonicfluid: That's a lot of snark directed towards a decent article. I actually found it somewhat enlightening and a good change of pace from the constant articles about made up controversies that populate most sports opinion pages. Pittsburg is a ticking clock with all the great young talent that they have. Eventually, all these guys are going to have to get resigned and that will be tough. Good on them for making their time on the same team count.



Malkin, Crosby, and Fleury are all signed for the next 5 years at least. Staal should be signed long term soon by the end of the year as well.

Where is the ticking part?
 
2008-12-09 4:47:36 PM  

smartasspt: The fact that he only went back a quarter century made me look into it more. If you go back 90 years, it has happened 30 times. So once every three years. Also, Boston had 1-2-3-4 point leaders twice in that same span. And Boston, Detroit, and Montreal have all had 1-2-3 point leaders twice each in that same span. What is this guy so happy about?


Umm, it's far easier to have one team with the top three scorers if there are only six teams in the league.
 
2008-12-09 5:10:08 PM  

e-Macer: Setoguchi's 8 months older than Crosby


Oops. You are right. For some reaosn I thought August 1987 came before January 1987. Brain cramp.
 
2008-12-09 5:46:23 PM  

Mr. Robo-Pants: sonicfluid: That's a lot of snark directed towards a decent article. I actually found it somewhat enlightening and a good change of pace from the constant articles about made up controversies that populate most sports opinion pages. Pittsburg is a ticking clock with all the great young talent that they have. Eventually, all these guys are going to have to get resigned and that will be tough. Good on them for making their time on the same team count.


Malkin, Crosby, and Fleury are all signed for the next 5 years at least. Staal should be signed long term soon by the end of the year as well.

Where is the ticking part?


Apparently I haven't been reading my Pens news in like a year. I was under the impression that it would be impossible for them to sign so many talented young players to long term contracts. I just did a little research, and I'm happy to report that I'm wrong. They actually have pretty much the whole core of young, great talent wrapped up for years to come.
 
2008-12-09 5:54:09 PM  
i wish gaborik could be mentioned in one of these threads. then again, i wish gaborik could even practice...
 
2008-12-09 6:18:12 PM  

3StratMan: Not impressed.


Best scoring trio in the history of the game.

As for the Pens getting weird calls, it was pretty obvious during last year's playoffs and this year. Pit gets down 2, there'll be a 5-on-3 within a few minutes. Every stinking time.
 
2008-12-09 6:46:12 PM  

JohnnyCanuck: LemSkroob: Malkin > Crosby

Your opinion


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2008-12-09 8:17:10 PM  
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Who cares? We've got Kessel & Savard!
 
2008-12-09 9:23:06 PM  
When will you guys let it go? the fact that mario is still around is just pathetic - pining for the old days. crosby will never be what jagr was because jagr did it with francis et al.

let it go.
 
2008-12-10 5:28:36 AM  

Web_Slinger: ....and nobody outside Pittsburgh gives a flying f*ck. I'd rather read another article about Sean Avery than listen to another analyst polish these guy's knobs


A++++++ Would read again.

Crosby's 13th in goal scoring and Malkin's not even in the top 30. Wonder how many of those points are second assists on the PP? I think about half of Crosby's points are on the PP. Sure, they're good players, but could we make it a week without some Penguin fluff piece?

Malkin's a selfish ass anyway. What kind of wanker doesn't dish to his wide open linemate on an empty net breakaway? The kind that wants to pad his stats first. Tool.
 
2008-12-10 8:19:24 AM  

tbeemer: Web_Slinger: ....and nobody outside Pittsburgh gives a flying f*ck. I'd rather read another article about Sean Avery than listen to another analyst polish these guy's knobs


Crosby's 13th in goal scoring and Malkin's not even in the top 30. Wonder how many of those points are second assists on the PP? I think about half of Crosby's points are on the PP. Sure, they're good players, but could we make it a week without some Penguin fluff piece?

Malkin's a selfish ass anyway. What kind of wanker doesn't dish to his wide open linemate on an empty net breakaway? The kind that wants to pad his stats first. Tool.


I guess people care about goals, but last I checked it was total points, which as of last night Crosby and Malkin were 2 and 1.

"Malkin's a selfish ass" except for the fact he has the most assists of anyone in the NHL.

Link (new window)
 
2008-12-10 10:22:50 AM  

Web_Slinger: ....and nobody outside Pittsburgh gives a flying f*ck. I'd rather read another article about Sean Avery than listen to another analyst polish these guy's knobs


This This oh Lorrrrrrrd THIS!
 
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