John McGourty | NHL.com Staff Writer
Sep 14, 2007, 10:00 AM EDT
Don't shoot the messenger, but some people, including Ovechkin, think he's the most talented young player in the NHL, not Sidney Crosby. They may make funny commercials together, but compete like demons on the ice.
For the NHL, it's deja vu to 50 years ago, like arguing whether Jean Beliveau or Rocket Richard was better.
Crosby, like Beliveau, is tall, strong and graceful on ice with a tremendous determination to win.
Ovechkin, like Richard, can be unorthodox, can score in traditional ways or from his knees, his belly and his butt, and has a fanatical determination to win.
Sure, Crosby is tall, but Ovechkin is taller. :)))