wondermoose wrote:I don't like the Francis comparison. First off, physically he's more comparable to Lemieux with his large body and long strides. Secondly, when Francis had the puck you knew he was looking all pass, no shoot, so it made defensemen have to think a little less. Also, he's got that point-pass-interception move down pretty well that Mario did so well early in his career.
Now, he's got the passing skills of Francis, but then again he can score with the best. I just think he has a lot more in common with Mario than Francis.
jmh70 wrote:I don't know why everyone thinks Malkin will be an elite goal scorer. He is not on par with Staal and is clearly not on par with Ovechkin in that regard.
Let's not overhype him. Everyone should be happy that he is "merely" a great playmaker who can play in every situation and in all three areas of the ice.
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