netwolf wrote:Good stuff. I have been saying Ovechkin should and will win the Calder for a while, and that's no knock on Sid; Alex is just a better player right now. That said though, if Sid were two years older and as physically developed as Alex you would be seeing the same type of stuff out of him. The skill level of those two is pretty much even. Alex has a size advantage but Sid has better vision.
I think that report was a little biased though - Alex got way better music and more full-speed footage. And where was Sid's shootout winner on Theodore and his two slap-passes to Recchi against the Caps? Come on!
Jim wrote:I just watched the videos. So was the Crobsy video done by someone that likes AO better? It's rather boring because they show too much time before and after whatever Crosby does. Do we need to see the other tram bring the puck down the ice before the Pens even get possession? Do we need to see the guys celebrate after the goals?
Have someone that actually thinks Crosby should win do the video.
Psychlone wrote:One big factor that I think gives the edge to Ovechkin is to compare the other players both rookies are surrounded with. Not that the Penguins have a ton of quality players now but Gonchar, Recchi, Leclair, Palffy are/were all All-Star caliber. Compare that to the average lineup for the Capitals, come on now it's not even close. To me, the fact that Ovechkin has been as dominant as he is when he's clearly playing on a team not laden with much individual talent speaks volumes. I still think Crosby is the better all around player now and will most likely have a better career but for the Calder race I think Ovechkin takes it easily.