Originally Posted by Steel Head
Malkin lead the league in scoring in both the regular season and the postseason
simple math says Malkin
because, Crosby garners the respect of the other teams' best defenders or he would lead the league in scoring. The Detroit series told ya all you need to know about who the league considers the top threat. Zetterberg, Datsyuk, and Lidstrom played predominantly against Crosby's line.
Don't get me wrong...Malkin is a heckuva 1a...but he is allowed to flourish a bit more because teams try and shut Crosby down.
you also forgot the defense and faceoff parts...leave those out and you have ...well, the caveman.