I'd like to see Zetterberg shut Crosby down if he was flanked by someone like Franzen or Datsyuk. Not to mention Zetterberg is backed by friggin Lidstrom. When you are surrounded by 38 year old Guerin and Kunitz, it's hard to do it all yourself. If everything around them is equal, Crosby will beat Zetterberg most of time.
It's funny how Zetterberg was being abused in game four and needed Datysuk to come back and help him...
It's nice to have our delusions though, isn't it?
How about a real poll... if you ask 28 other GMs who they could pick... would they take Zetterberg or Crosby...
Something tells me Zetterberg wouldn't have one GM pick him over Crosby.
That's why this is so insane. Usually its like 2-10% delusional people in other such obvious polls, but with Zetterberg it goes up to 25%. Zetterberg and Dustin Brown are weird phenomenons on these boards.
you could add that he did with lidstrom and rafalski. The whole damn line was focused on him and him alone. Zetterberg was so focused on him, that he didnt even play offence. NO player would have been able to escape that kind of coverage. If they were focusing on malkin, crosby would have scored the points and hence won the smythe. If malkin was better, why didnt they focus on malkin instead of crosby? I think that says a lot on who the better player is.
Lidström and Rafalski didn't have anything to do with Crosby. They just tried to play their regular D.
and their regular defense, atleast lidstroms, is unbelievable. i dont care how good crosby is, when he is being followed by zetterberg and rafalski and lidstrom are out there he isnt going to produce as well as he does against another team like the hurricanes