RxBandit66 wrote:God forbid Malkin score a goal. He's got 15 goals in his last 58 games, since the 2012 season, a pace for about 19 goals over 82 games.
He scored 50 in 75 games two seasons ago.
People are slowly realizing that he's NOT smart.
He takes bad penalties, he loses his cool and does stupid things, he's lazy and pouts at times, he makes horrible passes and decisions.
His talents can outshine these shortcomings, but because he's weak in the head he has trouble being consistent. People will continue to make excuses for him and point out when he scores a goal or sets up a goal, "oh ya look how dumb he is!", then he disappears again for great lengths.
I don't want to hear about his linemates or his injuries. Sid put up great numbers with Hilbert and Armstrong. Sid has come back from multiple injuries and while maybe not looking completely like himself at times, he was still effective and put up numbers.