dcfan wrote:When TSN was showing "The Goal" by Ovechkin, the announcer said that even if Crosby had a few more points than Ovechkin at the end of the season, reporters would remember that goal and give it to Ovie.
He was also named NHL Rookie & Offensive Player of the Month in Janary.
His play at the Olympics, such as the game-winning goal against Canada (sweet move falling down but keeping the puck in the zone & passing to Kozlov) and being the only player not in the gold medal game named to the Olympic All-Star team has also made an impression on hockey writers. Some are even saying now that he's worthy of Hart consideration.
Whether you agree with it or not, his reputation has soared lately and that will definitely have an effect on Calder Trophy voting regardless of scoring.
no one here is doubting about ovechkin's ability. he is a tremendous talent and i for one would love to have him put on the black and gold. that being said though, i am not gonna stand here and tear him down like caps fans do with regularity to crosby. i think caps fans, instead of whining that he doesnt get that much coverage or that he is being upstaged, need to just sit back and enjoy the fact that you have a world class talent that may one day take you to a stanley cup.
put bluntly, would i like crosby to win the calder? of course, but if he doesn't, it will not take away from the tremendous season he is having, and i, like practically all pens fans, am just glad to be able to see sid play everynight.