Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Re: Alex Ovechkin vs. Sidney Crosby
First off I'm a Pens fan so I'm biased. I say Crosby is the better overall.
In my opinion, Ovi is the the best pure-goal scorer in the league. He gas a great shot and great speed. Plus size to go with that. While I thought his defense was bad in the past, it looks to be improving. Plus obviously he is way more durable than Crosby. He's a puck hog and a dirty player in my opinion. Pretty much a one trick pony, he's an asset to a team, not a leader by any means.
Crosby is just a better team player and a leader. If you watch Pens games like I do, you will see that he just makes everybody around him better. He's not a puck hog like Ovi, he always includes the other 4 on the ice. Hell the guy can make Chris Kunitz look like one of the best forwards in the league lol. Call him a cry baby if you want, but I would be bitching too if players were all over me like they are him. Its not his fault Shero or now Rutherford won't get some decent enforcers around him. That's been a problem for years. Crosby has proven that he can score 50+ in a season, however he chooses to involve his team mates more than Ovi. If it wasn't for shitty coaching and management, he would have a few more cups by now.
Bottom line, if Im a GM and am building a team around either Crosby or Ovi, Im taking Crosby without a doubt.
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Last edited by Freelancer; 05-04-2015 at 11:09 AM.