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Crosby Deserving of the Title Superstar

At the start of the Pens-Caps match-up, I wrote a piece about the superstars playing in this series.  As one might have expected, one man again has risen above all of the rest.  Sidney Crosby has been outstanding in this series.  The captain has been able to bring his A-game to the ice on most every shift.  He leads the league in goals and points and is proving that he is a superstar.  Players’ careers are ultimately judged by their playoff performances, and Sid has certainly proven that his best comes out at playoff time.  Crosby’s greatness extends beyond the game as well.  The way he handles the media, his willingness to be involved in the community,  the type of captain and teammate that he is.  It is never about him.  He goes out of his way to compliment and stand behind the play of his teammates.  Sid is the consummate professional.  He will hit you, he will outwork you along the boards, he will make a great pass, he will score a key goal, and he would NEVER deliberately intend to injure another player.  One of the other superstars in this series, Alexander Ovechkin has done just that, and in his gutless style refused to accept the responsibility for the dirty play.  Ovechkin has none of the qualities as a man or a teammate that Crosby has.  Got Malkin said it best — the two are separated by 2 letters — C and L  — Crosby has CLASS, Ovechkin is an ASS.  The year Ovechkin and Malkin were drafted first and second overall, there was debate over who the Penguins would pick if they had to choose between them.  Thankfully that didn’t happen.  After seeing the type of person and player that Ovechkin is, I could not be happier that he is NOT a Penguin.  (I’m not sure what replay Boudreau saw, but after watching different replays several times, it is impossible to come to any other conclusion, except that this was a deliberate intent to injure.)  A supposed shoulder check gone bad – an ‘accident’.  Ovechkin’s shoulder went to the left.   He not only stuck his knee out, he propelled it into Gonchar’s knee – not something a normal human being would do to a ‘friend’. 

Now that incident must be forgotten as we approach Game 5.  Win the game, and wrap it up Monday in Pittsburgh.  That’s the view from E-11.

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  1. Lucky Pierre's Gravatar Lucky Pierre
    May 10, 2009 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    Now that the result is in for game 5 here is something to consider that will reinforce STH35’s comments.
    Go to NHL.com and watch the post game interviews with Ovechkin and Crosby,then ask yourself as a parent..which guy would you want to have marry your daughter??
    Secondly, to further reinforce the class vs.ass comparison,
    watch the interviews with each teams head coach and imagine yourself now as the daughter about to be married and ask yourself which guy you would rather have as your dad??

    No more needs to be said.

  2. PenQuin's Gravatar PenQuin
    May 9, 2009 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    HERE, HERE, you couldn`t have put it any better. That`s why when all the GM`s vote who`d they would take to start a franchise, it`s mostly always, SIDNEY CROSBY. What a great kid and great player.


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