Who is a better hockey player Crosby or Ovechkin?

November 29, 2019 Off By idswater

Who is a better hockey player Crosby or Ovechkin?

Crosby’s assists ratio is obviously much higher. As a center, Crosby has more responsibilities and he handles those well. He’s a 55% faceoff man, a good leader, an exceptional playmaker and he’s a better defensive player than Ovechkin. He’s simply a better all-around player than Ovechkin.

How old was Ovechkin when he joined the NHL?

Ovechkin only entered the National Hockey League a year before Crosby (and did not actually start his rookie year till Crosby did because of the NHL lockout in 2004), and is only two years older than him. Crosby and Ovechkin were both drafted first overall in their draft years.

What kind of awards does Sidney Crosby have?

Crosby has won the Hart Memorial Trophy twice (2007, 2014), the Best NHL Player ESPY Award three times (2014, 2013, 2010), the Art Ross Trophy twice (2014, 2007), the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy once (2010), the Mark Messier Leadership Award once (2010), and the Ted Lindsay Award three times (2014, 2013, 2007).

How many seasons has Sidney Crosby played in the NHL?

Crosby has played ten seasons in the National Hockey League, and played in a total of six hundred and twenty-seven regular season games out of a possible seven hundred and seventy-seven. Crosby was side lined a lot with various major injuries throughout his career (concussions, a broken foot etc.).

What was the rivalry between Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby?

Alex Ovechkin vs. Sidney Crosby: How a forced rivalry turned into one of the greatest in NHL history. PITTSBURGH — Alex Ovechkin shifted away from his normal office on the power play and retreated to the point at the blue line awaiting the pass. When it came, he fired the one-timer at Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray.

Crosby’s assists ratio is obviously much higher. As a center, Crosby has more responsibilities and he handles those well. He’s a 55% faceoff man, a good leader, an exceptional playmaker and he’s a better defensive player than Ovechkin. He’s simply a better all-around player than Ovechkin.

Ovechkin only entered the National Hockey League a year before Crosby (and did not actually start his rookie year till Crosby did because of the NHL lockout in 2004), and is only two years older than him. Crosby and Ovechkin were both drafted first overall in their draft years.

When did Sidney Crosby play for the Pittsburgh Penguins?

Crosby was the No. 1 overall pick for Pittsburgh the year after Ovechkin in 2005. A native of Nova Scotia, Crosby’s career began with high expectations from a hockey crazy Canada. He quickly established himself as the next great player for a Penguins team that had struggled since the decline of Lemieux.