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Cue the mob! Yes, Sidney Crosby is No. 1, who the hell else would it be!?
No, it's not because he dives, and the refs give him and his team power-play opportunities.
It's also not because the league, especially his co-conspirator Gary Bettman, seeks to give Crosby every opportunity possible because he's their poster-boy.
It's because Crosby, simply put, is damn unreal. Of all the games I've watched the Flames play this season, few were more horrifying than the one played against the Penguins in November.
Why? Because playing Crosby is horrifying. He's all over the puck. He's everywhere. One could be convinced there are five of him. Oh and the best part? If he has no one to pass it to on the forecheck, he'll just pass it to himself. And score.
Say what you will, haters, but if I had a choice, I'd solely have him in my top five. 1. Sidney Crosby, 2. Sidney Crosby...and so on.
And if I could, I'd steal him and put him on the Flames. Sigh. One can only dream.