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Which Rivalry is the best ?

View Poll Results: Which Rivalry is the best ?
Ovechkin/Richards 21 26.58%
Ovechkin/Crosby 58 73.42%
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10-27-2009, 02:05 PM
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Which Rivalry is the best ?

Ovechkin/Richards or Ovechkin/Crosby?

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10-27-2009, 02:09 PM
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I didn't know that Richards was considered at Crosby's level.

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10-27-2009, 02:31 PM
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Ovechkin/Crosby by far...

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10-27-2009, 02:35 PM
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If we're talking about skill level, Crosby without a doubt.

If we're talking about head to head game situations, Richards/Ovechkin is very entertaining, and much better than Sid/Ovechkin from the games I've seen, despite what NBC tries to sell.

I don't see much of an increase in intensity between Crosby/Ovechkin or any real physical play. I think the only time there is any kind of rivalry is on here between HF fanboys & girls.


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10-27-2009, 03:08 PM
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Crosby's not on the same level as Ovechkin, let alone Richards...

Right now these two guys are battling to even keep up with Ovy

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I didn't even realize there was a Ovechkin/Richards rivalry.

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10-27-2009, 03:51 PM
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I didn't even realize there was a Ovechkin/Richards rivalry.
Oh, it's there - TSN did a piece on it last night.

http://watch.tsn.ca/nhl/clip227962#clip227962

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If we're talking about skill level, Crosby without a doubt.

If we're talking about head to head game situations, Richards/Ovechkin is very entertaining, and much better than Sid/Ovechkin from the games I've seen, despite what NBC tries to sell.

I don't see much of an increase in intensity between Crosby/Ovechkin or any real physical play. I think the only time there is any kind of rivalry is on here between HF fanboys & girls.
This, that's why I voted Ovechkin/Richards

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10-27-2009, 05:12 PM
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Crosby's not on the same level as Ovechkin, let alone Richards...

Right now these two guys are battling to even keep up with Ovy
All three of them though have a long way to go though before they become as good as Rich Peverley.

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ovy/crosby

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10-28-2009, 11:43 AM
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Im really not being biased or a homer when it comes to this but I have to say the Richards/Ovechkin matchup is clearly more spirited. Richards honestly HATES Ovechkin, and Ovechkin honestly HATE Richards. I dont think the same can be said for Ovechkin and Crosby.

Not only that, Ovechkin and Richards have actually fought and Richards beat his ass.

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10-28-2009, 12:05 PM
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Im really not being biased or a homer when it comes to this but I have to say the Richards/Ovechkin matchup is clearly more spirited. Richards honestly HATES Ovechkin, and Ovechkin honestly HATE Richards. I dont think the same can be said for Ovechkin and Crosby.

Not only that, Ovechkin and Richards have actually fought and Richards beat his ass.
Richards' got nothing on Ovechkin. As you said, Richards hates him, but Ovy can't even see him from where he's at. Ovechkin plays hard every game, and treats everybody equally. He tries to win the game for his team, and can't be bothered with Richards' ********. I doubt he even separates him from the rest of the Flyers pack. His goal is to dish out hits, take the puck and put it in the net. You can clearly see that Ovechkin is above all this immature rivalry...

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10-28-2009, 12:09 PM
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ovechkin-crosby is more compelling because they are at a similar level.

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In terms of the direct player rivalry, there has always been much more of an Ovechkin/Malkin dynamic than an Ovechkin/Crosby dynamic in Capitals v. Penguins games.

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Like I've said before, Ovechkin/Crosby isn't a real on-ice rivalry like Ovechkin has with Richards and even with Malkin. It's a media/internet fanboy created rivalry that exists for marketing and flaming purposes, depending on the medium.

Crosby has more of an actual rivalry with Zetterberg at this point than Ovechkin, because at least they match up against each other on the ice.

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Ovechkin/Richards or Ovechkin/Crosby?
ovechkin and richards because it actually exist its not just another fan fantasy

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10-28-2009, 01:31 PM
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I didn't even know Richards and Ovechkin had a rivalry until yesterday.

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Richards' got nothing on Ovechkin. As you said, Richards hates him, but Ovy can't even see him from where he's at. Ovechkin plays hard every game, and treats everybody equally. He tries to win the game for his team, and can't be bothered with Richards' ********. I doubt he even separates him from the rest of the Flyers pack. His goal is to dish out hits, take the puck and put it in the net. You can clearly see that Ovechkin is above all this immature rivalry...
I think you're dead wrong. Though I guess it depends a bit on your interpretation of "rivalry". Ovie going after Malkin last year was real. I don't think he necessarily did it because of some perceived rivalry, but because he thought it'd be effective. Similarly, I think he has to go extra hard on Richards. The dynamics between the teams has sort of created that situation.
As for Crosby and Ovie, they're not rivals on the ice that much. In fact, even in last years playoffs it seemed more like they took turns scoring on the other guy's defense.

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I didn't even know Richards and Ovechkin had a rivalry until yesterday.
The rivalry has been going on since their WJC.

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Ovechkin vs. Crosby was incredible in the playoffs last year.

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Richards' got nothing on Ovechkin. As you said, Richards hates him, but Ovy can't even see him from where he's at. Ovechkin plays hard every game, and treats everybody equally. He tries to win the game for his team, and can't be bothered with Richards' ********. I doubt he even separates him from the rest of the Flyers pack. His goal is to dish out hits, take the puck and put it in the net. You can clearly see that Ovechkin is above all this immature rivalry...
My God man, do you follow hockey? I mean just a little bit?

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i like the crosby-richards one the best.

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Ovie/Crosby

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Ovechkin/Crosby


But also liking the richards one as well

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Ovcechin is getting his ass handed to him in both rivalries

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