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And well-deserved. Back in February, who would’ve thought this Penguin team would be repeat contenders for the Stanley Cup? I’ll admit I had my doubts, but I was pretty confident the Penguins would go far.
And far they did.
Not bad for a team whose mascot is a flightless bird.
Crosby’s View, courtesy of David M*
Inevitably, I get asked the question “Who’s better, Crosby or Ovechkin?” Probably because it’s widely known among my friends and acquaintances that I’m a solid Penguins fan.
It’s a hard question to answer, really.
Burnside and LeBrun tried to answer it recently during a series of articles around the preview of this year’s NHL season. Result?
Honestly, I see it as this generation’s “Wayne Gretzky or Mario Lemiuex?” question. You can’t really answer it. Gretzky was a pure player – his amazing records and fantastic goals are still the stuff of awe and wonder. Yet you can’t discount Lemiuex, who was ballet on ice – when not crippled by pesky cancer. He was the consummate leader and inspired his teammates to play unmatched and not repeated in their later years with other teams.
I could go on and on – and did, back in my younger days. Many times around the lunch room table at school did we argue back and forth between the two.
It’s no different now. Continue reading