Originally Posted by johndeeregreen
But better than Malkin this year? No, sorry, that doesn't hold any water.
Malkin has 7 more points in 2 more games then Ovechkin.
How does that not hold any water? Traditionally centers do average more points because in this league it is easier to rack up points being a terrific play maker then a terrific goal scorer.
Gretzky is a rare case of a playmaker being an exceptional goal scorer. How many times has Bure, Hull etc. won the scoring title? I do recall Ovechkin having the most goals and points last year. Both him and Evgenyi played 82 games last year. Backstorm had 69 points in 82 games, only scoring 14 goals. Wonder why he had 55 assists last year? Uhmm...
The reason I think Alexander is the better player is because he is to me a better skater, goal scorer, more physical.
You give both of them a bunch of scrubs, I do believe Alexander will outperform Evgenyi as a hockey player. Washington are 13 points ahead of Pittsburgh, that is another reason why I think NHL is a piece of crap.
Ok, give Malkin the starting C position, he has earned it since he is the best C in the east (perhaps the league), but placing Crosby above Alex is a joke to me.
Our argument began with me saying Alex is better then all 3 starters for the east, you have yet to prove me wrong. All you did was tell me how my argument "holds no water". Sadly, neither does yours.
Just please don't reply again stressing how I didn't know Crosby and Malkin played on the same line, trying to derail the argument at hand.
The argument at hand, is what makes Malkin better then Ovechkin this season?