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When somebody asks you who you think is the best player in NHL, do you acknowledge that Crosby is the best player on the planet today?

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1POLL: Best on the planet Empty POLL: Best on the planet on Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:51 pm

CockRoche

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If no, why not?

2POLL: Best on the planet Empty Re: POLL: Best on the planet on Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:55 pm

hemlock

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I voted yes. Right now, noone touches him imo. He's carrying that team, despite the fact that the other near $9 million man is underacheiving. Plus, he has no wingers to write home about.

He does it all, even dropping the gloves (no heavyweights, but it's more the gesture that he'll do it as the captain). He's also underrated defensively.

Like I said in another thread, Crosby already has more goals (30) before tonight's game than Ovechkin is on pace for this season (28). Almost certainly won't happen but hat's pretty ridiculous.

3POLL: Best on the planet Empty Re: POLL: Best on the planet on Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:03 pm

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hemlock wrote:I voted yes. Right now, noone touches him imo. He's carrying that team, despite the fact that the other near $9 million man is underacheiving. Plus, he has no wingers to write home about.

He does it all, even dropping the gloves (no heavyweights, but it's more the gesture that he'll do it as the captain). He's also underrated defensively.

Like I said in another thread, Crosby already has more goals (30) before tonight's game than Ovechkin is on pace for this season (28). Almost certainly won't happen but hat's pretty ridiculous.

I agree. And I really can't say anything bad about him. On the other hand, I could go on forever about what a great player he is.

All this is coming from a guy (me) that actually despised Crosby when he came into the league. He made me do a 180.

4POLL: Best on the planet Empty Re: POLL: Best on the planet on Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:09 pm

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CockRoche wrote:
hemlock wrote:I voted yes. Right now, noone touches him imo. He's carrying that team, despite the fact that the other near $9 million man is underacheiving. Plus, he has no wingers to write home about.

He does it all, even dropping the gloves (no heavyweights, but it's more the gesture that he'll do it as the captain). He's also underrated defensively.

Like I said in another thread, Crosby already has more goals (30) before tonight's game than Ovechkin is on pace for this season (28). Almost certainly won't happen but hat's pretty ridiculous.

I agree. And I really can't say anything bad about him. On the other hand, I could go on forever about what a great player he is.

All this is coming from a guy (me) that actually despised Crosby when he came into the league. He made me do a 180.

Me too. His first year and a bit was non-stop whining and that drove me crazy. He's not nearly the complainer he once was and has worked his Donkey off to become a more well rounded player.

I'm just enjoying this streak he's on. These kinds of streaks come around at a rate of one a decade it seems. And he's doing it in style: Of the 25 games in this streak, he's scored in 18 of them, and only 6 of these 25 games was he held to a single assist. This isn't squeaking by on secondary assists, he's singlehandedly carrying this team nearly every night.

5POLL: Best on the planet Empty Re: POLL: Best on the planet on Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:14 am

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I remember when this was a hot topic and a lot of people felt Ovechkin was the better player. It's pretty clear that Crosby is the man right now.

BTW, at the time I said they were about equal and it depended on the type of player you wanted on your team but clearly Crosby is the best at the moment.


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6POLL: Best on the planet Empty Re: POLL: Best on the planet on Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:16 am

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hemlock wrote:
CockRoche wrote:
hemlock wrote:I voted yes. Right now, noone touches him imo. He's carrying that team, despite the fact that the other near $9 million man is underacheiving. Plus, he has no wingers to write home about.

He does it all, even dropping the gloves (no heavyweights, but it's more the gesture that he'll do it as the captain). He's also underrated defensively.

Like I said in another thread, Crosby already has more goals (30) before tonight's game than Ovechkin is on pace for this season (28). Almost certainly won't happen but hat's pretty ridiculous.

I agree. And I really can't say anything bad about him. On the other hand, I could go on forever about what a great player he is.

All this is coming from a guy (me) that actually despised Crosby when he came into the league. He made me do a 180.

Me too. His first year and a bit was non-stop whining and that drove me crazy. He's not nearly the complainer he once was and has worked his Donkey off to become a more well rounded player.

I'm just enjoying this streak he's on. These kinds of streaks come around at a rate of one a decade it seems. And he's doing it in style: Of the 25 games in this streak, he's scored in 18 of them, and only 6 of these 25 games was he held to a single assist. This isn't squeaking by on secondary assists, he's singlehandedly carrying this team nearly every night.

The goal he scored on Ottawa to extend his streak was squeaking one by IMO. It was a very sharp angle shot that Elliott probably should have had but I do see your point.


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7POLL: Best on the planet Empty Re: POLL: Best on the planet on Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:59 am

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I voted YES. But I think he wouldn't be the same player if he wasn't drafted by Pittsburgh. The mentoring received by #66 is the untold back story that really helped #87 be the player he is today.

8POLL: Best on the planet Empty Re: POLL: Best on the planet on Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:18 am

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Number Twenty Nine wrote:I voted YES. But I think he wouldn't be the same player if he wasn't drafted by Pittsburgh. The mentoring received by #66 is the untold back story that really helped #87 be the player he is today.

Very good point. I think Crosby would still have gotten there but Mario helped accelerate the process.


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9POLL: Best on the planet Empty Re: POLL: Best on the planet on Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:55 am

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Number Twenty Nine wrote:I voted YES. But I think he wouldn't be the same player if he wasn't drafted by Pittsburgh. The mentoring received by #66 is the untold back story that really helped #87 be the player he is today.

Nah I think he would be the same player. He just works his Donkey off and is supremely talented, Mario or not.

10POLL: Best on the planet Empty Re: POLL: Best on the planet on Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:47 am

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Easily. I don't think it's close at all anymore.

11POLL: Best on the planet Empty Re: POLL: Best on the planet on Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:36 pm

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It's refreshing to see we can put our biases aside and acknowledge greatness when it is in front of us.

12POLL: Best on the planet Empty Re: POLL: Best on the planet on Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:57 pm

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I think maybe Ovechkin is more talented, some of the goals he has scored over the years, I'm not sure anyone else could have pulled that off.

Crosby is a better player though, I've read that if Ovechkin worked as hard as Crosby he'd be just as good, he'll never hit his full potential the way he is now.

13POLL: Best on the planet Empty Re: POLL: Best on the planet on Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:17 pm

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Hoags wrote:I think maybe Ovechkin is more talented, some of the goals he has scored over the years, I'm not sure anyone else could have pulled that off.

Crosby is a better player though, I've read that if Ovechkin worked as hard as Crosby he'd be just as good, he'll never hit his full potential the way he is now.

I'm not even sure if Ovechkin is more talented anymore, I know I used to think he was. Ovechkin can score prettier goals, that is about it.

14POLL: Best on the planet Empty Re: POLL: Best on the planet on Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:18 pm

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Sid's scored some pretty nifty ones too.

15POLL: Best on the planet Empty Re: POLL: Best on the planet on Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:24 pm

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Dash wrote:Sid's scored some pretty nifty ones too.

I agree. Maybe more "dynamic" is the word I am looking for in describing Ovechkin over Crosby.

I don't know. All I know is Crosby is better, much better.

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