Washington Mediot has Napoleon Complex
Someone named Dave Fay wrote this article for the Washington Times. In it he makes all of the valid points about Crosby being hyped more than Ovechkin, and cites Ovechkin's superior play and numbers this year. Then he stoops to this:
"Some might consider it paranoia. Perhaps but consider this: Under the terms of the new collective bargaining agreement, teams are not allowed to provide anything of value to players because it might be a violation of the salary cap provisions.
Crosby lives with Lemieux, the Penguins' owner. Ovechkin, meanwhile, went out and bought a house for himself, his brother and their parents a few blocks from the Capitals' new training facility."
Fine! We get it! You like Ovechkin better!
It's been said before, and I'll say it again: Ovechkin (20) is almost a full two years older than Sid (18). The kid is still developing. That he is only eight points behind the phenomenal Ovechkin is stunning.
Remember the 1997 draft? The Boston Bruins picked Joe Thornton 1st overall and Sergei Samsonov 8th. Samsonov, the more finished player at the time, won the Calder with 47 points. Thornton had 7 in 55 games. Now? Thornton has 487 points in 554 games while Samsonov has 371 in 503 games and the gap is widening. Only Bruins GM Mike O'Connell (and possibly Wang's lapdog Mike Milbury) would rather have Samsonov than Thornton.
Still unconvinced? Of course you are. That's why I'm prepared* to put a $100 wager in escrow for ten years, betting that come 2015, Sidney Crosby will have racked up more points than Alexander Ovechkin (barring major injury, of course). Any takers?
* Not really. I'd rather have $100 now than $200 in 2015. I would bet this blog, though :)