Let the Ovechkin fanboy club flame.
To spoil the second slide, Ovechkin and Crosby were always going to go No. 1 and No. 2 (with some side competition from another Pen).
A few factors why I'm making Sidney Crosby the first overall pick in this Re-Entry draft.
Crosby is Centre, and this year emerged as a dominant force in the faceoff circle.
Personally, I'd rather have a Centre who I can count on winning a faceoff in the defensive end when leading by a goal, or win one in the offensive end when down by a goal.
Crosby finished 11th in faceoff percentage (amongst players who meet the minimum criteria as per NHL.com.)
He also led the league in faceoff's taken with 1791.
When Crosby first entered the league, he passed the puck almost any chance he got; he was a playmaker. But this summer, he wanted to go into the season shooting more.
He took the most shots of his NHL career with 298 and tied for the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy with 51 goals.
Again, in the summer Crosby wanted to be on the Penguins penalty kill. He worked with the coaches and watched tape, and low and behold he kills penalties for the Penguins (obviously not all the time or he'd play 40 minutes a game).
His faceoff ability and penalty-killing really help him to be a complete player.
Two years isn't the biggest difference, but it's a difference.
Now obviously hockey isn't a one man sport, but Crosby has an Olympic gold medal, two finals appearances and a Stanley Cup ring.
Ovechkin has none. Not much more to say.