Easton wrote:I still don't understand why everyone is automatically saying ovechkin is better than Crosby. For parts of this season, I can understand how someone would say that - but overall? I don't think so. Crosby hasn't looked like himself for the better part of the season, and he's still in 2nd place in points. That says quite a bit.
I don't agree with you on this. One or two spots in the season Crosby was on fire, making the right choices with the puck. Then, he goes into these long slumpy, dumb decision making ordeals were he trys to be too much of a team player, stops crashing the net, and stops shooting all together, thus no one on the other team expects, or even respects his shot, or his ability to drive to the net.
I would have to say Crosby is at his best when he is a bit selfish, and drives to the net, takes the occasional low percentage shot, etc.. So the defense has to respect that part of his game. I would agree that he is top 1 -2 player in the NHL if he would play like he did against the Rangers all of the time, or at least 2 out of every 3 games, but he goes into these mental dulldrums were his mind and/or body is not wanting to do anything execept look to pass 99.9% of the time, and avoid crashing the net,etc.
This is what is so frustrating about Crosby, and part of my reasoning as to why other players in the league don't think he lives up to all the hype.
Yes.. he is still 2nd in points.. but imagine if his mental state was always like the Rangers game, imagine were he would be in points then.. That is why he is possibly the best player in the NHL.. or at least has the ability to be.