Wow way to fail at 3rd grade math. Go back to your hockey arm chair where you read websites and don't actually watch hockey.
Crosby's Goals Per game: .45 (95 Goals/ 207 games played)
Ovechkin's Goals Per game: .65 (150 Goals / 230 games played)
So here is a nice fact that you can't refute: Game for game Ovechkin produces 30% more goals than Crosby.
Crosby has more assists than Ovechkin because he actually has team mates that can put the puck in the back of the net. Put Ovechkin with better team mates and he'd house him there.
I don't know what game of hockey you watch where you can put points and assists ahead of goals. Ask any hockey player a goal is three times as hard to get than an assist. You can get a secondary assist just passing up blue line that happens to turn into a play. Yea, that's equal to beating a goalie, riiiight.
Ovechkin has more goals scored because he's better at scoring goals. He's better at finishing checks. He's better at power play goals (55 to 33). He's better at PK, he's better at short handed goals. Oh and he has less PIMs than Crosby.
Oh and Ovechkin is a helluva lot more fun to watch than Crosby. Ovechkin skates around and plays hockey. Crosby skates in squares and triangles waiting for someone to give him the puck because he's Sidneyf****** Crosby.
How can anyone argue that Crosby is the best player in the world when while he's been out the Penguins have been doing better. Case closed, go back to watching reebok commercials.
Besides, the best player in the league is Lidstrom anyway.
So, to sum it all up, Ovechkin is better because he scores more goals? If you look through history, the best goal scorer year after year is rarely, rarely the best player.
Rather than try to counter everything you said, since I don't have time, I'll just pick on a couple things that you just seemed to throw out there without thinking, which bugs me since many people read things and take it as fact.
I think it is tough for Ovechkin to be a better PK player when he only plays about 9 seconds per game on the PK.
The Penguins were NOT doing better without Crosby, they were doing well due to some hot streaks from Malkin, Malone, Sykora and Conklin, but their overall winning percentage when Crosby was out was lower than before he was injured.
You know, you can really rip up any player if you really wanted to, but why bother? I like a good discussion of who is the better player (wich is difficult to do since their games are so different), but I find myself simply having to defend a player because the arguments being made are so off base and simply insulting certain players in an attempt to build up another rather than looking at what each player actually brings to the table.
If I wanted to bash Ovechkin, I'd probaby say something like this:
- In looking at his hattrick the other night, the 1st goal was a combination of a great pass to put him in on a breakaway and
the fact that he was floating (however, no one is a better floater than Lecavalier) - hey, 2 bashes in one!
- His 2nd and 3rd goals were the result of him simply getting near the net, receiving a pass and redirecting it in the net...
That's what I would say if I wanted to bash someone, but in reality, I would look at it and say, great game by Ovechkin, highlight reel goal by breakaway from the defenders and the other 2 were the result of his great ability to skate around and get in a great position to receive a pass and score.