Originally Posted by 24champbailey
Clearly Kopitar plays on a team with not as much talent as the Pens have, Kopitar doesn't have a bunch of first overall draft pick players to play with. Thats how Moose arrived to that conclusion. .
We do not have alot of talent, so thats a wrong assumption. We have ZERO NHL top 2 line caliber wingers...ZERO. Recchi is 90 years old and routinely sucks, Malone can't keep his dick in his pants long enough to work on his hockey game, Armstrong is AHL caliber, so is Christensen, Ekman is a very inaccurate shooter, there is no one to help Malkin unless he is playing with Sid. Staal is better defensively than offensively. You say "all these first overall picks", we only have two, Sid and the Flower. Our other first rounders were defensive players who are busts, like Whitney, who cant play defense worth **** and is just offense, he's basically Gonchar Jr which isnt a good thing. Caps fans call him "Whitney Spears" for spearing AO last year but I think that nickname fits Ryan perfectly on a number of fronts. The other first rounder was Orpik, who has nothing between his ears and just likes to hit, he has no concept of positioning and seems to go out of his way to get sent to the box.
To say Malkin is playing with "alot more talent" is not only a flat out lie, but its also a joke. When he isnt playing on Sid's line, he's playing with AHLers.