The Hockey Writers: Evgeni Malkin Rising: Penguins’ Center Outclassing Crosby’s 2010-11 Run? dlvr.it/15ySK6
— Gabriel A. Moreta (@Gabriel0430) January 19, 2012
The article above points out some details that you could use to argue that either player had a better run. Sid's run included more points than Geno's, but Malkin also missed 7 games this year. In fact, of the 49 top scorers in the league, Malkin's 38 games played is the fewest (Conley, para. 19). Who knows what Malkin could have done for the Pens during those 7 games. As an overall player, I think Malkin is better. He's just been screened by a flashier (and probably better looking) Sidney Crosby.
Article on The Hockey Writers, written on January 18th, 2012, by James Conley.
Image: PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 17: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his goal with the bench during the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes on January 17, 2012 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)