Still Ovechkin.You can tell Sid has that extra gear when playing against Ovechkin.And he has said that he hates him.
I highly doubt he hates the guy. Hate is a really strong word. He probably doesn't like him though, which is expeceted since he plays on a rival team. As far as Sid's rival goes. The answer is Malkin now and in the future. Two guys who are close in talent and production that play on the same team. We have seen it all before with Yzerman/Fedorov and Forsberg/Sakic. Those are just two examples but there are plenty more.
Giroux is his most natural rival, but in terms of skills and impact, he doesn't belong with Crosby. Stamkos, while very good, doesn't have any sort of rivalry with Crosby. Malkin is his teammates, but he's probably the most logical one being the closest to him in terms of impact.
Ovechkin was a decent rivalry, but it was coming too much from the medias to my taste. Fans liked to debate between them because you just couldn't be indifferent to one or the other, but in terms of on ice rivalry, I didn't see much hate between them. Giroux is the most fitting in that sense. Malkin was probably more of a natural rival for Ovy, but that was three years ago.
Karlsson is the most entertaining player in the league hands down. Not for debate.Most impactful ? Not sure, we dont know how valuable Karlsson pushing the Ottawa offense for 30+ mins is, compared to Crosby or Malkin, they score more but they play 10mins less ?
Just stop. People get entertained by different players for different reasons. It's all relative. You can't put a number value on how entertaining one player is. And there is no MOST entertaining player AINEC. Take the glasses off. Just cause no one else entertains you and your fan base more doesn't make the same true for the rest of the community.
I know that Stamkos and Crosby won't match up with each other, as the checking lines probably will be. Stamkos being a better scorer and Crosby being a better playmaker, how do they compare in other aspects of the game?