by Tony on 12/08/08 at 08:50 PM ET
From SI.com’s Darren Eliot:
Dynamic duos are a rarity to be treasured in the game of hockey. Gretzky to Kurri in Edmonton. Trottier to Bossy on Long Island. Lemieux to Jagr in Pittsburgh. Those tandems shared the centerman-to-winger dynamic that you usually associate with scoring combinations.
What makes the Sidney Crosby - Evgeni Malkin combo so intriguing is that both are centermen. Yet, they find themselves together atop the NHL scoring race due to the flexibility of their respective games. It is a luxury afforded coach Michel Therrien and a bonus he cashes routinely.
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