Is Geno Worth It?

Dobber Sports

2011-12-22

 

Malkin

 

Owning Pittsburgh players on your fantasy roster can be tough at times (interchangeable parts up front), but malkin' Evgeni for points when he’s healthy is as easy as it gets. Malkin has seen a resurgence of sorts after a slow start to the season after recovering from knee surgery. Poolies have been happy to see him return to his dominant ways, one that includes a recent five-point performance and puts him on pace for an expected 103 points over 74 games. If Malkin could ask for anything for Christmas it would be brand new knees, but poolies are already getting what the want from Santa, and that’s top-notch production.

 

Comparing Malkin’s cost/point ratio to Ovechkin’s and Crosby’s puts his production into an elite perspective. Like Crosby, Malkin will miss a handful of games each year due to his knee issues, some where he will avoid the IR for "maintenance" days, so any season under 65 games played will consider his pace rather than his actual production.

 

Year

Cost/goal

Cost/point

Cost/sog

Cost/pim

Cost/ppp

2007/08

$185,106

$82,075

$31,985

$111,538

$263,636

2008/09

$248,571

$76,991

$30,000

$108,750

$280,645

2009/10

$310,741

$112,987

$32,462

$87,000

$310,714

2010/11

pace – 43gp

$300,000

$124,285

$25,217

$255,882

$322,222

2011/12

on pace

$212,195

$81,308

$24,099

$142,622

$217,500

 

Not generally considered a goal scorer, Malkin has 50-goal potential which is evident from his 47-goal campaign in 2007/08. His big shot is utilized from the point on the Penguin’s first power-play unit which translates into plenty of shots on goal and, in turn, goals. His penalty minute totals are as consistent as they come and his cost/pim ratio of $141,158 is better than Ovechkin’s $185,50