It's about equal. For years, I've rated Alex Semin as having the best wrist shot in the league and the most technically skilled in the league. Good case can be made for Malkin as well. But it's closer than people give it credit for to be honest...Semin is a whale of a player.
Staal hid behind Sid and Geno He never had the role to play as a real offensive player on a nightly basis. Has no skills as a playmaker and is marginal as a goal scorer. He is the best 3rd line center in the NHL but his role now is to score and that ain't gonna happen. I hope he enjoys playing with Eric cause that is going to be his life's calling. Hands of STONE
MRandall25 wrote:If Malkin continues to play the way he has, he's definitely going to have that said about him.
Sad part is Malkin is the only one who can make Malkin play better. He needs to step it up.
I think Malkin would respond better to a different approach from the coaching staff, but for the most part Malkin makes Malkin play better. He seems like he'd respond well to being pushed harder, but none of us have the real inside knowledge on his style to really see that.