Oilers ahead Connor McDavid can do everything on the ice. Not only can the former Hart Trophy winner score goals, but he could also break down opposing defenses and find teammates with relative ease, even with the tiniest window. In NHL 21, you need to be able to Hut 21 Coins capture a number of McDavid's real-life magic almost in Hockey Ultimate Team. McDavid has amazing skating attributes (92 Speed, 92 Acceleration), to go together with strong shooting and passing. McDavid is a bit weak in the faceoff dot, however, because he only has a 70 Faceoffs rating.
Three-time Stanley Cup winner Sidney Crosby can still be a game-breaking talent from the NHL, 15 years after his arrival into the league. So it is no surprise he is tied with McDavid for first in total evaluation among centermen. Even though Crosby's skating attributes are not as eye-popping as those Connor McDavid owns, Crosby's Rate (85) and Acceleration (85) are fine. Crosby's foundation card is also amazingly well balanced, as this 87 OVR item also has strong shooting, checking, and hands attributes.
If you're trying to find some goal scoring, 2020 Hart Trophy winner Leon Draisaitl is someone you wish to consider. While Draisaitl does not have the sexy skating attributes (83 Speed, 82 Acceleration) that other facilities have, exactly what the Oilers forward owns is great shooting attributes. Combine those numbers with solid physical and passing attributes, and Draisaitl may be an important piece for your team.
Malkin has a marginally higher Speed (85) attribute and better palms and NHL 21 Coins For PS4 shooting ratings. Yes, Malkin is not the best defensive centerman, nor is he's a physical player. However, Malkin should slot in nicely as a #2 or a #3 centerman, even if upgraded cards that have higher overalls are released.