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10-29-2012, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Acallabeth View Post
Nobody says Crosby's bad.

OK, we can look at it from the other point:
2005-6 - Ovechkin wins the Calder over Crosby.
2006-7 - Obviously a better year from Crosby: Art Ross, Hart, Pearson.
2007-8 - Ovechkin's answer: Art Ross, Hart, Pearson + Richard.
2008-9 - Both outscored by Malkin, but AO wins Hart, Pearson, Richard again. Playoff showdown is won by the Pens, but Ovy and Sid were probably equal (AO was the leading scorer, however). The Pens win the Cup.
2009-10 - Both outscored by Henrik and even tied in points (Ovechkin missed 10 games, but he's to blame mostly. Also a crazy +45). Ovechkin wins Lindsay.
Your stat lines don't show lots of details that are relevant. Such as games played/lost due to injury. Also when you compare year by year you also miss the fact that Crosby is 2 years younger. e.g. IN their rookie seasons compared, Sid was 18, OV 20. They were pretty even despite OV winning the calder.

IN 08/09, I give Sid the nod over OV. I mean he won the cup and pretty much put the team on his back to beat the caps.

In 09/10 they were about even, but Sid did win the richard.

In 10/11 was when Sid seemed to just be taking off, and OV declining.

The only year I think OV clearly takes the nod over Sid is 07-08 with that incredible 65 goal season. Unfortunately it's been a slow decline ever since.

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