Sidney Crosby seems to always get so much hype, even though he is not an elite player. You can look at players like Henrik Zetterberg who have more Stanley Cups than Crosby, but is still one of the most underrated players in the NHL.
The media seems to blow up Crosby so that the NHL can be somewhat relevant in today's sports world. Along of lines of him being a future Hall of Famer, well Wayne Gretzky got the media buzz, but totally deserved it, because he had the evidence of being a winner to back it up.
"Sid the Crybaby" seems to always get the attention of the NHL, even if he just gets knocked down during a game. The real face and future Hall of Famer of the NHL, Alex Olvechkin does not get half of the media hype that Crosby does. And he is a real hockey player, missing a tooth and everything.
Overall, I don't believe that Crosby should be a future Hall of Famer in the NHL and that many, many players in the league today deserve to be in the conversation before Crosby does.
I want to see Crosby win a couple of more Stanley Cups, then he can be in the conversation.