EagleMorph wrote:Staal and Sid have played North American hockey their entire lives. They know the increase in physical play. They've adjusted their games accordingly.
Malkin played in the Super League. The whole reason why Aleksey Morozov is over in the RSL is because of the lack of physical play and the wider ice. That's all Malkin has been used to for 19 years. In his 20th year, he has something completely different thrown at him, and he wore down in the final months.
He'll be even better next year.
Excellent point. This cannot be overstated enough, and yet people continue to ignore it.
Bring back Morozov!...........not.