Crosby is Still Kings
Are we witnessing the most dominant stretch of Sidney Crosby’s career since his 25-game assault on the NHL during the 2010-2011 season?
The eye test says we are.
Just as it was Saturday night vs the Montreal Canadiens, in Pittsburgh’s 3-2 overtime win against the Florida Panthers Tuesday night, Crosby was a magician on the ice in all three zone.
Shift after shift it was complete dominance from Crosby once again.
Crosby has been involved in nine of the Penguins last 10 goals, has 25 points over his last 12 games and this isn’t just some dominant 10-12 game run.
Crosby started single handily saving the Penguins season around Thanksgiving when he returned to the lineup from a short absence and it’s happening again where he’s going to will the Penguins to a playoff berth.
This 20-game or so stretch for Crosby is where it might be the highest level of play he’s ever had when you factor in how he’s also taking over games with his defensive play.
13 Goals and 24 Assists over his last 20 games combined with Patrice Bergeron like shutdown ability, this type of two-way game hasn’t been seen before from Crosby at any stage of his career. We’re witnessing why Crosby will deservedly go down as one of the NHL’s greatest players ever in how he’s adapted his game at age 31. Crosby evolving into this good defensively while also seeing his offensive numbers spike has been something else.
Crosby hasn’t topped more than 89 points since the 2013-2014 season and he’s averaged 1.11 points per game over his previous four seasons.
2014-2015 | 1.09 PPG
2015-2016 | 1.06 PPG
2016-2017 | 1.19 PPG
2017-2018 | 1.09 PPG
Crosby with 86 points in 63 games, is averaging 1.36 points per game this season, the highest point per game average in his career since age 25.
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— It’s a small sample but Jared McCann has showed signs of being that Pascal Dupuis type presence on Sidney Crosby’s line away from the puck. Whether he has the hands and distributing ability to stick remains to be seen, but the way McCann backchecks and tracks to the puck is very Dupuis like and the bonus is he plays with a center mindset away from the puck.
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Fleury might get into the HOF because hes Canadian and a media favorite, but he’s not a Hall of Famer. His career numbers are slightly above average and wins are mostly team stat. Sure, you can steal a few wins, but not 400+. Not even 100. Maybe 50?
We know Murray had a rough start to the season, however, he has put up Vezina-worthy numbers since December. Here’s his numbers since December and where that would rank among league leaders today (minimum 25 GP)
GAA: 2.28 (5th)
Save%: .931 (T-1st, Vasilevskiy)
Save% against current playoff teams: .910
Save% non playoff teams: .913
Save% against current playoff teams: .919
Save% non playoff teams: .912
As most of us have known all along, 2-time Stanley Cup Winner Matt Murray is more clutch in big games than Fleury
Fleury also has a losing record against current playoff teams. (12-12-2)
Please tell me foligno is having a hearing with player safety for the deliberate elbow to bleuger
It was a two min minor. Nothing will come of it.
Just not sure how it differs from Malkin. Other than there was contact. I’d rather be hit with a stick than and elbow. Malkin got the match amd a game. A 2 minute minor doesn’t seem adequate.
Malkin swung his stick like a weapon and almost took out an eye. He should have gotten a lot more then what he got. The league went easy on him. Foligno elbow was not nearly as dangerous.
Since Sam asked, here’s how Fleury has done his past 10 games compared to Murray:
Must be getting close to playoff time!
Lets add to that, as I just did this myself, the 2 shut outs were against two of the worst teams in the game vs Anahiem and Vancouver
“Don’t pick on my Fleury” Sam(e)
Pens are so boring and better defensively without Letang.
Sounds like 2017
A good win by the pens and kids are still fighting 🙂
I mean I won’t get carried away but certain things are going right at the right time
Yeah just got it was down there. Things do look better and I think BJ’s screwed their chemistry with the trade. Will be in Columbus Saturday hope they put back to back wins on the BJ’s for breathing room.
Watching CLB struggle after going all in makes me happy… fuck Torts
I am not surprised. They over did it with who they brought it. The chemistry on that team right now is all out of whack. The Pens pulled the same stunt a few years ago, it ended up being a nightmare.
Matt Murray’s last 10 games:
.932 save percentage
Pens record: 7-1-2 (.800 pts %)
Murray’s first 26 games:
.909 save percentage
Pens record: 15-10-1 (.596 pts %)
MAF has had 5 seasons at .909 or worse… we were crucifying Murray for it right sammich?
What’s fkeurys last 10 ?
Who fucken cares, he don’t play for Pittsburgh you obnoxious prick
Actually I’ll put the figure together in the morning, much faster with excel… you’ll enjoy it I think. While you’ve been rubbing one out to his last three he has about 5 or 6 rough outings lol
He looked solid tonight. Very measured and controlled movement. Tracked the puck well.
Good to see Murray focused and playing well
.pens do look like 2017..i want to see grudbrason go after foligno or mcquaid…
Murray SO 4… wonder what that SV% looks like tomorrow…..
Goulet 1000 points in 878 GP…. faster than
Doug Gilmour (won a cup in 89 for those who don’t know)
Toews is either better than those guys orrr… Goulet has a good argument
Zero let it go dude..was just saying toews work ethic better than Malkin thats alll never mentioned the flging Frenchman goulet..we arent chatting about him..hes also not in the top 100 is he? Solud player no doubt but he isnt
The Pens have played very good D recently. Wonder what’s different.
Shutout. Trotman >> Letang
Penguins were doing a good keeping jackets have secondary chance in front of the net. Jackets now have a tough schedule. They went all in at TD but way things are going they will be all out and not make playoffs and lose a lot of players come summer
Agreed. Their dzone coverage was really good. I want to see Tortz freak out.
Team D looked good. PP needs a new look badly. Letang is not the cure. They enter the zone the same way every time. Way to predictable. Teams are ready for it and they never have time to set up. That 5 on 3 and prolonged 5 on 4 was awful.
They have moved up since Letang has been hurt.
Scum sully was his pet for so long he knows torts approach inside out. Tonight was a stingy system it was written JM all over also the talent level pens have I’m sure torts has nightmares about sid
Some more obvious statements include: Green is a color, French Canadians are weird, Sam’s dad doesn’t love him, Trotman > Letang
What a crazy win by bruins
Make sure you edit this 5 times.
This guy watching Boston because he stopped watching the Pens so he didn’t have to witness the goose egg
Senators game tonight has more people that the game and they are last place.
So go be a Sens fan. Make them some Crownies.
Pens 18.5M sold per night… Sens 14.4M… despite the aftermarket sales being at a significant discount for Ottawa right now lol
Why is there a lot of empty seats? Is it because chubbys hot dog fan base abandoned him since he is not scoring and not supporting his hot dog events
Man you are awful at jokes
Did you guys see panthers huberdeau goal tonight amazing made chara look like a giant yellow cone same giant cone that penguins team were suppose to skate around in the conference final Vs bruins
Drooling for his Florida team
You probably don’t even know who that player is you’ll only discover once he comes to Pittsburgh and D writes an article about him
Habs might go after him this summer
Youre right. I just guessed he played for Florida…
How did you guess when I mentioned he plays for panthers
Can’t be NFL panthers
Oh my bad. I read it before you edited your post. Haha
He did add Panthers to it. Hahaha!!!!
Hahaha…. you totally changed your response. He is not going to Montreal now?
Yes… another frog you fucken morons thing give a fuck to play for a city full of assholes that will thrust ridiculous expectations on him. I’d like to see Letang end up a Hab just to see you turn on him lol
You mean the year Voukoun replaced MAF because he melted down?
Look at the amount of empty seats. Must be passionate fans they are already on their way to columbus
Letang is in his seat
Letang is not there. He is on vacation.
Same vacation of the Russian and chubby only difference is he is not an assholee and takes a roster spot from someone else
Predictable PP as usual.
You don’t have letang to move around you have bunch of stationary stones on the blue line playing 90s hockey
Or Letang turning the puck over for short handed break aways.
And even with Letang the PP operates in the same fasion. Their zone entry is always the same.
Its obvious they are missing letang what a disaster Schultz was
Typical bandwagon doesnt like low scoring game wants 80s hockey score 9-8
Foligno, very Malkin like. Should be a game.
Letang would be out for a month if he took the shot Trotman did.
Finally pukestad scores
If he were Canadian, you’d call him lubestad and take it all night.
Then since he is American you can call him lubestad and take it all night ️
Oooo Sam’s rubber and your gluuuuuue
2 goals his last four… “finally”… dumbfuckk
Make sure you guys watch jackets game in Columbus and see the difference of the crowd
Tonight it’s just another museum atmosphere it’s as bad as Florida fan base. At least panthers games it’s 3/4 empty the arena
Pens played first 7 mins and after the remaining 13 mins or so jackets took over. If team doesn’t wake up it will be a painful night to watch because fraud Murray ain’t stealing this match on its own
Trotman has been a disaster this period. I dont know what npl is watching that he is convinced with his play
I never said he was good. I said he was better than Letang.
Where is Letang vacationing?
Letang not playing has the same impact of malkin and kessel. Specially kessel first goal since January. And that goal wasn’t even a shot he was passing to horny.
McQuaid healthy scratches last 2 games. Why even get him if he would be healthy scratch.
Remember when npl wanted Savard #58. Instead of letang #58
Id take Marc Savard instead of Letang right now.
Powerplay is 5/9 in the last 3 games. I wonder what’s different.
And zero shorties…
Yes because they were all letangs fault and none happened with lazy passes of malkin or kessel. Talk about holding an agenda
He’s the only dman on the PP. It’s not all his fault, but it’s more his fault than anyone else’s.
Chubbyyyyyyyy. Since January what a goal
Funny part is he wasn’t even shooting on net he was passing to horny
Phil looks relieved.
Must’ve changed his hot dog brand
From smiths hot dogs to Nathan’s hot dog
Now he has the same taste as npl and his idol joey chestnut. What a bunch of weirdos
Wonder what all 3 have in common
He has Crownies now.
They are all funnier then you.
The Penguins will quietly take on the Blue Jackets tonight.
Quietly, the Lightning are having a good season
Quietly npl is becoming more stupid every day
I wish I can say quietly npl is becoming the most stupidest poster here . But that quietly part has not been the case
We all knew he was the stupidest poster since day one except for his crownies zerotool,tbj and rod
Crownie: A baked good that is one half cookie and one half brownie.
As I Said Sam is always thinking about food
No… he calls people stupid but he can not spell!
Just look at the crew how they reunite
Will you make us some Crownies? In return I will give you a dictionary.
Ask Stan if he wants some
I would but I never met the guy.
Stupidest? I know Bjugstad has scored at a 40 goal pace his last 4… finally lol moron
Trotman > Letang
Malkin has played 7 more games than Letang over the past 5 years. Both have missed approximately 70 games… #annualvacation
Thats why Trotman is better than Letang. He’s not as skilled but he’s a leader who plays with passion and heart.
Fleury 2 games in a row shutout and tonight he let in 1 goal and rod he stole the game vs a top team called calgary flames
We all know Fleury is a good regular season goalie. But keep drooling
All that shutout time and… 0.912 vs 0.914
You should bake him some Crownies.
Sprong sitting again, anyone recall the names that fought SO hard for his ice time? Yoda was up there lol
You know Crosby is playing the best hockey of his life if DePaoli cut short his bender to file a story.
Sam(e) found out yesterday.
Now that’s funny. Thumbs up from me.
Just want to put the fact that this team is better on defense without Letang at the top of the page. (TBJ first reported)
It’s nice not seeing two or three breakaways a game.
Do you think the penguins will move Kessel at the drat or over the summer?
On one hand Kessel has helped in our two Cup drives, is a pure sniper, but his name has popped up again being moved?
I like Phil but maybe it is time???????
GMJR has made some significantly stupid moves recently so maybe. Phil has shown that he can go to a superhero level come playoff time (typical American) so Ill reserve judgement until after.
I think it all hangs on how this season ends. If the Pens miss or get bounced out of the playoffs in the first round then changes must be made. GMJR has over stayed his welcome. He is betraying his original design and now the Pens are starting to turn into Carolina post SC champs. Trading Kessel will depend on a few things. 1. What kind of trade do they want to make? A Hockey trade? Talent for talent, worth for worth. 2. A salary dump and take back players with a lesser cap hit and go fishing in the… Read more »
I agree with GMJR, he has been more miss than hit. It would be nice to see a fresh face that can both change directions but knows what needs to be maintained of course this would be contingent on a missed post season or ugly Rnd one bounce. My issue with trading Kessel is simply this, it would likely be a one for one swap with another roster spot guy. I guess a package could be put together but we are talking about a guy that contributed 20+ – 30 goals and 60 – 92 points in each of the… Read more »
Yes they will trade him and get deeper league has changed more and more teams win games because of good system and not just raw talent and that’s why penguins have trouble lately wining because their stars kessel ,malkin shows up when talent decides to show up and don’t obey system game to win games and now penguins have too many of those in the team and can’t continue forever. And sam the man will be right again once kessel is traded. When pens first got him before he plays I said he will be traded again under the sand… Read more »
You must hate Letang if you dont like players who “disobey the system.” Pretty sure he doesn’t even realize there is a system.
What did I say dumb dumb there is too many in the team. And end of the day letang brings more to the table than chubby does to the team the way dusty bring more to this site then you even tho both are clowns
Ive seen this team win a Cup with Phil Kessel and no Kris Letang.
I was thinking to Minnesota—- Phil Kessel,, Olli Matta and Dominick Simon to Minnesota
Lw Jason Zucker and Dman Jonas Brodin to Piittsburgh
Pens should get more somehow kessel has some value in league maybe his boxscore can trick in better deal and once GM gets his will realize was a mistake lol
It’s hilarious that you have been singing this exact same song through the cups until now. You wanted to unload him during 2016. broken fucken record… End of the day you are acting as if the Pens making moves of that nature would not be related to a rebuild. I have always maintained I am open to improving the roster and virtually anyone not named Crosby or Malkin could be moved to improve the team HOWEVER it’s just as absurd how ready people such as yourself are to dump a guy “that sucks” in hopes of “tricking a GM” because… Read more »
Also when you were drooling over the HBK line I said they are one hit wonder and bet you anything none of them will be together in few years here are we 2019. None of them are together
Most lines this day and age in hockey do not stick together. Bones left for money, not bc he wasn’t wanted. The Pens could not afford what he was asking and he was not worth what he was asking. Teams also figure out lines and adjust for them unless you are DB.
Bones left because they wanted sheary with that money
Plus hbk line worked because it was new in playoffs I doubt they would have success if they wouldve been together any longer
No, they did not want to over pay like Nashville did.
You would have paid Bones 5 a year to play 3C? You talk all this shit about what you think you know ffs lol. Dude has been meh af since that contract too…
Not as bad as 10m 3rd line winger
You mean one of the key pieces of the PP and a team leader in production each year he’s been here? Fuck you’re so fucken stupid dude
This is gold, Sam wanted Sutter the whole time Bones was here
All three of the players were part of the cup team the second year, who gives a fuckk what line they played on they won you dolt! My god you work so hard at being so fucken stupid
He certainly has more value than Marty St Louis.
Teams win because of good systems not raw talent…
Tell me sam… Ovechkin, Kuznetzov, Backstrom, Carlson, Oshie! Yes the team was well coached but this was last years cup.
The two before? Well the way you talk you may be surprised to know it was raw talent in Pittsburgh…
Odds on favourite this year? You dont think TB is loaded with talent? Nashville? Winnipeg? You fucken idiot?
It’s good this board still has some passion left specially npl left too much hockey for him
This post! Outstanding!
This is the type of nonesense you guys cherish here every stupidity that this jabroni posts
Dont be jealous that youre not funny. Stick with stupid. Stupid is your thing.
Yeah, your terrible political “jokes” and other attempts at humor is so much better.
sid isn’t have a resurgence. he’s always been this good. he finally has a guy who can finish on his wing. he skated with sheary and rust for half the season last year. it’s not a coincidence that he scored under 90 points.
Sheary is amazing just ask zeroTool
So is Guentzel… ask sam last year
Assholeee Sam said jake has high IQ. He just has to show more than one year and not be a one trick pony. That’s what I said stop being a liberal / democrat and twist words
No, asshoIe sam flat out related him to the guys who were serviceable players on Crosby’s line but not capable of Jakes goal scoring ability. Oddly its funny to see yet another total dope on the board come out to take a shot at the guy Crosby was winning cups with in favour of Sid’s personal production… ignoring that Sheary was a 5v5 leader in 2017 completely burying his point
How is chubby and malkin doing in 2018 5v5 goals
Close to $20m invested on 2 players that can’t even score 5v5 on regular basis
You have been saying this exact same thing since 2016 (2010 for Malkin)… no credibility! They won with these guys. You will have to continue to say it as they move deeper into their 30s then pat yourself on the back for “being right” once they slow down with age ignoring that for the better part of a decade youve been a fucken moron lol
I love how he loses an argument and redirects his comments to Geno and Kessel.
Good Zero is now picking on Sam……i better leave now before he comes back after me…:(
I have been yapping at sam most of this debate… you’ve been too hyper focused on assuming I was talking to you to pick up on this
A lot of people vote for that top 100 of all time…There is a reason Geno isn’t there….and you know it
That being said Malkin is uber talented and when he is on fire he can be unstopable.
AGAIN NO ONE IS SAYING TOEWS IS BETTER MORON ZERO GUY! JUST SAID HE HAS MORE HEART, DRIVE AND PASSION
You clearly have a fucken reading disability, I was trying to keep the conversation with you cordial but you are clearly an idiot. I have acknowledged what you said you fucken moron, three times as of this moment. Figure it out already
Not his fault if you have npl spamming with stupidity in between
“Now that you called him lazy expect to be labelled racist.“
Yea, its me…
What the hell is your point? because you keep changing from all time greats, to statistics, to your moms pasta ingredients….LOL I’m saying malkin doesn’t have the drive or passion like Sid, Alex Yzerman, and toews have that’s it. Your talking not Gms drafting this guy… michel goulet ….
Malkin has more talent> than Toews
Toews has more passion and drive>than Malkin thats it
Once you are in NHL. Talent is not the main thing. You need to be smart and have heart. Gretzky wasn’t the most talented player but was by far smartest player. Geno has more raw talent then Crosby yes more than Crosby. But Crosby plays smarter and has heart now go blow npl in a corner zerotool
Sam the Man well said bro! 100% agree smart have heart…
Yeah but they don’t know that here all they know is boxscore numbers. That’s where their hockey IQ stops I am ashamed there is a Canadian here that thinks the same but hey end of the day he is a #wannabenpl lol
Your “Republican” card come in yet? You know we read and remember your dumbassery longer than you seem to right?
And let’s call that a mic drop and end of conversation since they won’t understand more and complicate their miserable life to acknowledge that
Oh god, more virtual HJs by the idiots out here.
Clearly and many guys that didnt have the drive flaked out… Malkin has won scoring races and MVPs you morons! Clearly his down moments are significantly outpaced by his beast moments. Jesus this shouldnt be this difficult lol
Ya you are sam level stupid… This is pointless as you have demonstrated a complete lack of ability to keep up or grasp who many of the comments are directed at!
I completely get it now that its in all caps. Thank you for clarifying.
It’s funny that Pittsburgh fans can be so self loathing that we have people that actually think Toews was the better option vs Geno. As D has often killed posts with links for me I will just ask that you google it… see how much the minority you are. And no it doesnt make you special that you have an insight others dont… it makes you wrong.
Toews is a solid player, taking him over Geno in the top 100 is a travesty
“Don’t feed the sammich”
Also FWIW… here are few names left off that list
Toews over them? It is clear what they were going for when the list was produced, still Malkin deserved to be in well over Toews… So did these four arguably
Toews more Stanley cups then your list combined
zERO GUY IF YOU REALLY THINK michel the flying goulet is better than Jonathan Toews come on now! Gilmour& Hawerchuk you have a point….but again winning Cups is measured and Gilmour as great as he was didn’t win…
Jesus Christ how old are you? Goulet in his prime was a great hockey player overshadowed by playing in an era book ended by guys like Lafleur and Dionne with Wayne and Mario later on… You know what, this makes sense coming from you. The more I can get you and sam talking the more you two will have to reply on each others utter ignorance for pats on the back
Bro, Toews plays slightly above mediocre with passion though!
Toews is the main reason kane has soo much success. Plays vs top lines takes the pressure of him. Kinda like sid does for chubby success in playoffs. But you wouldn’t understand you and zeroTool
See, this is the shit right here that lends complete credibility to the fact you DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE FUCK YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.
A. kane and Toews have rarely played with each other traditionally and second, Kane has been a scoring machine regardless of who he has played with. Here is more of the same BS simply because Toews is Canadian period.
“Kinda like Sid does for Chubby in the playoffs” – 7 times the two hooked up on a goal in 2016… SEVEN! Phil led the team in scoring and should have won the Conn Smythe and ONLY 7 of the 23 points involved Crosby
Geno, Letang, Fleury: Of these 3 players, who is the only one to have played in all 3 of the Pens’ Stanley Cup Finals over the past 10 years?
Hint: The other 2 werent needed to win those Cups.
Once again as soon as the board if having decent conversation who shows up this idiot with some random stupidities none senses
Sam single-handedly… well more likely double-handedly, making sure Sids balls are empty
Sam realized yesterday that Crosby was having a good year lol
That is because Crosby did it quietly.
Yet npl still thinks malkin is better than sid
Anybody that thinks Malkin is better than Sid is a doooooofffuuuussssss…. Malkin didn’t even make the top 100 of all time, (nor should he have) Geno is inconsistent, lazy, not driven, and takes dumb penalties. He is one of the most talented players ever. He just doesn’t have the drive and motor that Sid has, that Ovechkin has, that Toews has, that Kane has, and many other greats have..he just doessn’t
he is this enigma……….Great player when motivated, talented as all fu***K just lazy, inconsistent, and stupid…
Malkin not making the top 100 isnt an indictment of Malkin as much as it was an indictment of the top 100. anyone that thinks Toews was more deserving is a doooofffuuussss!
Toews vs Malkin at 18, Most GMs are taking Malkin 1st!
Ask any gm who would you build your team around mallkin or toews. Believe me 25 out of 31 teams would say toews. I bet even now current Pittsburgh team would trade malkin for toews anyday and wont even think twice and miss his dumb penalties
Yada Yada Yada thats that’s not the point…. We are talking about a supremely talented hockey player who is -21, inconsistent as hell, a guy at 31/32 struggles with his confidence. God if he had Ovechkin’s drive he would be the best of all time..he doesn’t Watch when Ovechkin scores its like his first goal in the nhl ! He loves the game, plays with heart.plays with passion…(And i hate the capitals)
“Hey Chicago, we’d like to trade you our more affordable generational talent for your significantly over-compensated, slightly above average player who has a heart.”
For what? Overrated intangibles and to eventually pay a 60 point guy 10.5 million a season? One is a future MVP and scoring race champion the other is one of the most overrated players and overpaid in the generation. I like Toews, I think he is solid. I like his overall game but if Malkin and him were on a team together I hate to break it to ya but Toews is C2. At this point Geno has played 13 less game but has 70 more goals and 250 more points than Toews lol. Watching Toews melt down in the… Read more »
Again, i’m not saying Toews is better than Malkin! im saying Toews has more drive, passion, and heart which is why he also has three rings. I’m saying if dumb shit malkin had Ovechkin;s drive, Kane or Toews passion or Crosby’s work ethic he would be top 10 of all time…news flash he doesn’t… all I’m saying
And yet he’s still way more productive than Toews, and if it werent for Fleury’s playoff meltdowns, he probably has more Cups.
That’s fine, I don’t necessarily disagree with that as I said above. If you are following the entire debate it’s sam that your comments have emboldened to jump all over this and give his brand of buIIshit on the subject.
No toews would probably okay 1C so malkin gets easy match ups because if he plays vs top pairings chances are he will be pissed and take more dumb penalties. And malkin has more points because he is playing with a true generational player like sid and has enough points in pp because of sid.
You know the matchups arent based on the line number, right? The other team will decide who should be matched up with whom. Welcome to hockey, bud.
Toews made the top 100 why? He is a leader, and he plays with passion and heart! Malkin doesn’t!!. No one is saying malkin isn’t more talented than Toews! Geno has an amazing skill set and he is awesome.when focused..He is just dumber than a brick and doesn’t have a whole lot going on in between the ears..
i love Geno he is what he is a inconsistent, supremely talented hockey player he is also -21
Kelly Buchberger was a leader who played with passion and heart. Put him in over Malkin too! Dumb fucklng argument.
Here comes another stupid comment by npl. Dude just leave already
Actually it was poignant af for calling out the absurdity of giving Toews some sort of superhero title because he is “captain serious”
Oh wow hockey11 we responded almost same time now expect clowns here think we are same people
That is your shtick. You think everyone is someone they are not bc they disagree with you.
He made the top 100 because at the time the league was floating on the nuts of the Hawks who just won their 3rd cup. Nothing more.
Now that you called him lazy expect to be labelled racist.
“Once again as soon as the board if having decent conversation who shows up this idiot with some random stupidities none senses”
Except he has yet to shit talk anyone for their race, he is making a claim about a player. You have flat out produced a ton of legit racist commentary out here you fucken moron. Him calling malkin lazy is his observation… you calling him laxy because he is russian and then giving a pass to damn near everyone born under a maple leaf is a different argument you simpleton.
Being Russian is not a race.
While Crosby singlehandedly saving penguins season.
Our Russian singlehandedly is doing his beat to sabotage penguins season with his dumb penalties as we saw yesterday
Kind of like you singlehandedly have more accounts than anyone on here.
Like i have said for the last 5 years……Malkin is a super talented, inconsistent enigma, that is so frustrating…dumb penalties, inconsistent play, moodiness, lazy…but when he is motivated (rare) and on there is almost no one better….. uuugghhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Agree everything you said hockey now convince the kids here
Malkin iffff he is focused he can be way more dangerous than sid. But that rarely happens
I never agree with Sam, but man, Malkin took some horrible penalties last night. 2 in the offensive zone. Brutal.
If Malkin had Crosby’s focus and desire he would have been a more dominate player then Crosby. He has the skill set. When he wants to take over a game he can do it with not problem. Someone needs to really piss him off and wake him up.
But but but he’s paid more than sid
Now explain to the class why….
Crosby could have easly asked for more and got it but he is overly superstitious and that is why he asked for the $8.7 millon a year. I am sure he made up the rest in endorsements.
Yup AND lets not forget one got paid pre-2013 lockout the other after. 12 years vs 8! That’s another major factor. Actual paycheck… Sid gets 500K more
Malkins a physically dominating force with a rare skill set. He is also incredibly enigmatic throughout his career because of his ability to turn it off and on. I agree if he had Sids competitive drive as often who know what his stat book would look like. That said he is a case study in good outweighing the bad. While idiots like sam think we are just blind to his selfish, careless and poorly timed penalties the reality is most get that he will do more good than harm despite them. And when he is awoken he is near impossible… Read more »
Carramrod148…….That day has passed! Malkin doesn’t have the drive and never will. (agreed he has the talent no doubt) To your point if it takes someone pissing you off this late in to your career to get moving well……..too late
He has been abnormally quick to flip out even for him, I would argue that his rough year has frustrated the fuck out of him which has compounded a rough year
2 last night. And 90% of his penalties come in the offensive which doesn’t make sense a guy that plays top lines and paid 9.5m. Those type penalties are expected from 4th liners and rookies not him. You can have here and there in the offensive zone but him it’s almost every time
“Everytime” – Having a relatively poor year yet is 6 points up on games played. Hes been a liability 5v5 with a -21 sure (possession figures are ok however), hes also been in a state of constant flux with line mates. In fact Crosby has 2 separate line combinations used more consistently than Genos most use line this season and of Malkins two most “consistently used” combos two of those players are no longer with the team. So go ahead and use this year to try and shoe horn your own personal biases against him into some sort of validation… Read more »
Max domi ain’t a super star calibre as malkin and definitely not getting paid like malkin too
So predictable I covered it last sentence!