Originally Posted by pittsburghp8baller
I brought this up a couple years ago right before Malkin signed his new contract. I read an article about us getting Dustin Brown and Jack Johnson AND a first (which was used on Drew Doughty).
If Malkin didnt want to play second fiddle to Crosby he wouldnt of accepted a contract extention like that.
He would of said 'see ya later' and would signed for a butt load else where... (ironically probably LA).
Malkin doesnt strike me as someone who could be the 'face' of a franchise. Skill wise, he is as talented as anyone else in this league, but something just seems missing. Maybe its his english, but i dont quite see him being put in charge of a franchise.
dont know how many 3rd line centers play nearly 20 minutes a game. Nik Backstrom, only played 45 more seconds per game as the Capitals FIRST Line Center.
It's also about who you play with and when. But then again with our wingers there's not a helluva lot of difference between the first and third lines, so I guess you got a point.
Boy I wish we had some better wings.