This is from the game notebook in today's Post-Gazette:
Friends and foes
Crosby and Ovechkin downplayed their matchup, but apparently there is a mutual admiration The two exchanged sticks yesterday. Crosby wrote: "To Ovie, All the best in a long career. Sid #87." Ovechkin wrote: "To Sid, Best of Luck. Best Wishes. Ovie #8."
Both these guys are exceptional young talents. I am surprized somewhat to see AO carry the caps, I am also impressed with an 18 yr old handling the odvious pressure of replacing one of the best hockey players of all time. I envy both organizations. You lucky dogs.