The speedùand apparent ease ùwith which Alexander Ovechkin has placed himself at the top of the NHL pecking order is bewildering. And there can be no argument that he is at the top: When Alex is hitting on all "eight" cylinders, there is no other player in the league who is his equal. It's that simple, really. Now, there are any number of Penguins fans who are, no doubt, screaming for a penalty as they read this. Fair enough. Keep screaming. The ref has made his call, and Crosby's going to the box. Simply put, Crosby's devotion to the gameùhis trademark "attribute," if you willùisn't something which is out of reach for a guy like Ovechkin. Just because Crosby is unusually driven, doesn't mean that he is the only player capable of driving himself to such an extent. Improving on one's ga ...
Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by Steve Domino