Who Is Greater: Sidney Crosby Or Alexander Ovechkin

Dalen Brueckner Correspondent IMay 7, 2010

MONTREAL- MAY 6:  Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Montreal Canadiens during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 6, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The Canadiens defeated the Penguins 3-2 tying the series 2-2.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
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Sid the Kid or Alexander the Great, the two best hockey players in the world at this time. That fact can be disputed by some but lets be serious. Who else can even be considered. The big question is; WHO IS BETTER??? 

Alexander Ovechkin is an absolute scoring machine. These stats speak for themselves.

 

 

 YearTeamGPGAPts+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct 
 2005-06WAS8152541062522131305425.122 
 2006-07WAS82464692-19521621008392.117 
 2007-08WAS826547112284022150011446.146 
 2008-09WAS79565411087219271010528.106 
 2009-10WAS72505910945891323007368.136 
 Career 396269260529643059111740412159

 

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Ovechkin is a goal-scorer but he can also pass the puck (when he wants to) well to his teammates. I still think he shoots way to much but hey who you score 269 goals in 5 years you can do whatever you want. It works very well as Washington won the President Trophy this year. However Ovechkin had a horrible first round versus the Montreal Canadiens and as Ovechkin falls so do the Capitals. 

These stats all look nice and believe me they are nice but in the clutch what has Mr. Ovechkin done. Oh yeah there was that Gold Medal in Vancouver where Alexander the Great scored the GWG against team USA in overtime. Well I guess i just proved that Ovechkin is better then Crosby. Oh wait my Mom just told me that it was Crosby who led his country to Olympic Glory not Ovechkin and actually I seem to remember that. Didnt the Russians like lose in the quarter-finals to that team led by Crosby. Hmmph I do seem to remember that. Yes I am correct, Sidney Crosby's team absolutely whitewashed those Russians. 

Well i think it is about time to look at Sid the Kid's stats so here they are:

 

YearTeamGPGAPts+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct 
 2005-06PIT813963102-11101631025278.140 
 2006-07PIT79368412010601348004250.144 
 2007-08PIT532448721839621014173.139 
 2008-09PIT773370103376733013238.139 
 2009-10PIT81515810915711321216298.171 
 Career 371183323506453565515425221237.148 

 

Wow those stats are just as amazing as Ovechkin. I guess its a race to see who can reach 1000 points first. In 25 more games Ovechkin has 23 more points so i will take Crosby on that one. `

Based on these stats alone it seems as if they are both even so lets look a little deeper. 

Ovechkin's Capitals have not made it to the third round since Ovechkin started playing and they wont this year. The Russians lost to Canada in the 2010 Olympics. HOWEVER Ovechkin has won something Crosby never has, World Championship Gold.

I guess we are talking about Crosby again so i just ask this question.

Did everyone see the 2010 Olympic Gold Medal Ice Hockey match??? I think that is all I need to say about that. 

Also Crosby's Penguins are the defending Stanley Cup Champions and are on there way to a third consecutive birth in that Big Dance. i think they will win and that Crosby will catch Gretsky's playoff record. If he does that there will be no disputing who is the better hockey player. Well there shouldn't be any, but there probably will be some people who say Crosby's supporters are just better then Ovechkin's supporters. Has anyone ever heard of Alexander Semin, Nick Backstrom, or Mike Green. Well good, so we know both team are pretty equal other then the Star player. 

My point is that Crosby has way more to back himself up with then Ovechkin. Ovechkin may have 2 Golds from the Worlds but that is only because Crosby is still playing in the NHL at the time of the tournament. 

Sidney Crosby is the best player in the NHL since Wayne Gretsky. I wont compare him to Gretsky just yet but i see that coming down the road.

If you think i am a total retard please feel free to tell me that. I have pretty thick skin. This is my personal opinion and you don't have to agree with it.