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05-13-2010, 12:26 PM
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as much as I hate to defend Crosby, when Ovechkin is on the ice, he's out there with a guy who actually is one of the best 2-way forwards, Backstrom.
I'm not sure that's really defending Crosby. Backstrom is a good two-way player, but he's hardly a Selke contender (yet) and doesn't really kill penalties. And despite that, and despite our mediocre defensive corps and inconsistent goaltending, and Ovie's so-called personal defensive liabilities, Ovie's numbers are dramatically better than Sid's.
Or, if you want to make the more direct comparison, normed for ice time, Crosby was on the ice for 21 more even-strength goals against than Backstrom just this season.
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