Neither one of em are better defensively than Sid. I'd say in 10 years, Sid can easily be a multiple time Selke winner when he's not as good offensively anymore.
05-06 ove-106 points crosby-102 points
06-07 ove-92 points crosby-120 points
07-08 ove-112 points crosby-72 points (53 games, but ppg was the same for the year) malkin 106 points
08-09 ove-110 points crosby-103 points malkin-113 points
09-10 ove-109 points crosby-109 points (ove played 9 less games though)
ya cosby is sooooo much better
Edit: ove +78/career crosby +81/career
yes +/- isn't always accurate but that is pretty close if you ask me, and ove doesn't have nearly as good a team around him as crosby does
Why didn't you look at 2011 and 2012 stats? PPG I mean?
Is it because Crosby has become even better when healthy, while Ovie's numbers have decreased?