Sunday, January 07, 2007

A Tale of Two Russians . . .

Player 1: 38 games, 21-19-40, +3, 10 PPG, 4 GWG, 16.3% shooting percentage, 17:41 avg. TOI
Player 2: 35 games, 19-20-39, -2, 9 PPG, 4 GWG, 15.2% shooting percentage, 20:09 avg. TOI

Player 1 is a 22-year old Russian and gets as much media attention as the prime rib at the buffet at a vegetarian conference
Player 2 is a 20-year old Russian and gets almost as much hockey ink as Paris Hilton gets entertainment ink

Player 1 is Alexander Semin
Player 2 is Evgeni Malkin


. . . Player 1 is one of the best kept secrets in the league

1 comment:

Tyler said...

Semin is doubtless damaged by his (deserved) rep for taking shifts off....