asq2 wrote:I for one think that Malkin is the better hockey player.
However, Crosby is younger, the captain, the face of the franchise (and debatably the league) and has proven thus far to be the better playoff performer.
I think they seem to be stubbornly wanting to keep both, for better or for worse.
No debate anymore. He may be the face of Tim Horton's, Gatorade, Nike, whatever, but AO is the new face of the league.