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The Daily Puck: What's Wrong With Geno?

John Toperzer

John Toperzer

John Toperzer writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

Although there's little debate Evgeni Malkin is a superstar, a closer look reveals he's been very good, but not great in three of the last four seasons. Malkin is off to a decent start in 2013-14 with three goals and 10 points in 11 games, but he's averaged less than one point, collectively, per game in 2010-11, 2012-13 and 2013-14. Of course, he won the Hart Trophy in 2011-12, totaling 109 points in 74 games, so there's no denying his potential greatness.

Still, fantasy owners who picked Geno high in drafts in three of the last four seasons have been disappointed with a combined 80 points in 85 games. A telltale sign of Malkin's success lies with his shooting percentage. When he won the Hart and Art Ross several seasons ago, he finished with a 14.7 shooting percentage. In his other three most recent years, that number has dropped to 8.5 percent.

The Penguins center recently admittedly he's not 100 percent

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