Nothin' matters and what if it did? (mijopo) wrote in washingtoncaps,
Nothin' matters and what if it did?
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Ovechkin vs. Crosby

So, let the flaming begin but I'm going to ask it, is it fair to say that Crosby effectively established himself as the premier hockey player in the world after these Olympics?  Before the Olympics we could fool ourselves and try to pretend that Game 7 last year was a fluke, that's become a lot harder.   I hate to agree with Mike Milbury, who's a douche, but he makes a fair point that good players put their money where their mouth is.  In the space of 8 months Crosby has carried or helped carry his team to a Stanley Cup championship and an Olympic gold and personally delivered some clutch goals in each.  Notably, the path to both those championships passed through Ovie and in both cases Crosby's team delivered a manhandling to Ovie & co.  I'm confident or at least very hopeful that Ovie's time will come, but if Milbury says that he'd take Crosby over Ovechkin into a big game, part of me has to admit that that's the right call.  And, part of me has to admit that that's what it is to be the best player in the game.
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