Originally Posted by Carcillo
Yes Malkin sucks at faceoffs but I would bet he'll get atleast close to 500 FW this year. He's already excellent at every other facet of the game and he'll learn to get better on faceoffs too. And with healthy Gonchar in the lineup for whole year you can pump Malkin's PPP up close to 50.
I wouldn't take Iginla over Malkin even with FW as a category. Malkin is simply much better and like already said you should be able to trade him after the draft for Iginla+ if you really want Iginla.
You're wrong with this, Shoeless. OJ sucks in faceoffs. Not as badly as Malkin but close enough.
Carcillo, thanks for your comments and I agree that he should improve at the circle as he's young and learning each year. But you think by that much? My projection was around what he had last year.
However, I realised it doesn't really matter as much since he's still one of the big 3 and his value isn't lost because of it, especially as mentioned when it comes to trading.
Also didn't consider the Gonchar factor - good point.
But I didn't think about my projections too much (I really don't know what they'll get), I just wanted to use as comparison between the players.