ESPN scoured its message boards this morning to find its cleverest, boldest, most enlightening comment, and chose this one above all others ...

• "Malkin gets mud thrown all over him because he's the star and he hasn't shown up." — AmazingMic

Previous ESPN Featured Comment of the Day, plus a Featured Deadspin Response or two ...

• "After watching this series I feel better about my Celtics taking the Lakers in six." — clientnumbr9

• Boy when Simmons said he'd be doing less writing for ESPN, he wasn't kidding. (thetaxman)

• We get it, you like the Celtics. And whores. (David Hume)

• Is it that hard for the ESPN intern to type "number" that he really had to omit the 'e'? (ChitownChick)