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Crosby Press Conference

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Hitting is great, and I already said Ovechkin is more entertaining and is probably the best natural scorer in the league, but Crosby is still a better all-around player. He can score, pass, take faceoffs, and is a proven winner and leader. He's led 2 teams to the finals. Ovechkin has still yet to prove that he can be a team guy. His teams are notorious for folding in the playoffs. They showed absolutely no heart in the second round this year.

And I say all this while admitting I like Ovechkin more.

Scott Stevens led teams folded like cheap suits between 96 and 99, did that make him a lousy leader? Steve Yzerman played the majority of his career leading his teams to playoff heartbreaks, was he an unproven team player?

Equating playoff success with a single player's leadership ability or "team guy" status is nonsense. If Ovechkin wasn't a team guy, he wouldn't be wearing the C.

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He's a great, great player, but I'm not sure who or what is actually a draw as the NHL goes. IMO they'd get their numbers with or without him. It's not like he's a media darling or someone who is "out there" that people actually like. And the one place outside Pittsburgh where he's a true superstar, isn't going to up and stop watching the NHL because there's no Crosby.

To me, the NHL's ability to draw solely relies on a compelling story or a big stage. You give the masses a winter classic or a solid extended late playoff series, and some of them will watch. Otherwise it's the same crowd no matter who's out there.

NBC would sh!t a brick, though, because they might actually have to book someone new for their afternoon games on weekends.

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Suddenly i really don't care about this Press Conference...

Not that i was super excited to listen about it... but with recent more dramatic news... Crosby's future sound so .. secondary

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Scott Stevens led teams folded like cheap suits between 96 and 99, did that make him a lousy leader? Steve Yzerman played the majority of his career leading his teams to playoff heartbreaks, was he an unproven team player?

Equating playoff success with a single player's leadership ability or "team guy" status is nonsense. If Ovechkin wasn't a team guy, he wouldn't be wearing the C.

Stevens and Yzerman proved themselves eventually. I didn't say Ovechkin wouldn't. I said he hasn't done it yet and that Crosby is a better all-around player.

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What's the verdict?

Edit: Nevermind, it's at 12:30

Edited by Devilsfan118

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I think Pizzo said it best:

robpizzo Rob Pizzo

Should Sid still be going ahead with this presser?Massive tragedy today, and to be honest,I couldn't care less about his head right now

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Hmm..Sid is a Ferrari.

It is what makes him...him. :rolleyes:

Why wont they just shut up and let Sid talk?

Edited by Quinn01

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Nice watch ya got there Sid.

Stop talking about how "Today is a good day and its like Christmas."

So I jumped in on this a little late but what was the expected date of return?

Edited by Quinn01

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Hmm..Sid is a Ferrari.

I hereby demand a Top Gear-style race between Sid the Ferrari and Mike Modano the high-speed motorboat.

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Today's presser summed up in photos:

tree-in-fog.jpg

Sidney-Crosby12396.jpeg = 7_novitec_ferrari_f430.jpg

2135_christmas-scene.jpg

Edited by mmajeski06

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Today's presser summed up in photos:

tree-in-fog.jpg

Sidney-Crosby12396.jpeg = 7_novitec_ferrari_f430.jpg

2135_christmas-scene.jpg

:rofl:

Seriously, what is this reference to a Ferrari? What the hell does that even mean?

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Could this doctor be any more infatuated with "Sid"?

No. I don't think he could. This is almost awkward to even listen to.

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So what is this press conference for anyway? For those of us who can't watch...

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So what is this press conference for anyway? For those of us who can't watch...

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Sidney Crosby's current state of health and the progress he has made.

"There is a chance that you will never play in the NHL again." "Mhm, a very slight one but there is a chance. I wouldnt be on it."

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So what is this press conference for anyway? For those of us who can't watch...

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From what I've gathered it's about how Christmas season is fast approaching and we should all buy our loved ones a Ferrari.

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From what I've gathered it's about how Christmas season is fast approaching and we should all buy our loved ones a Ferrari.

Don't forget everyone's favorite stocking stuffer..Your very own Fog-Hog!

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So far I am taking out of this that there is no time of return for the Ferrari. Maybe he needs an oil change and his tires rotated.

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Seriously, what is this reference to a Ferrari? What the hell does that even mean?

I heard the doc explain what he meant at the time, now I don't remember exactly what it was. He was referring to something in Sid's brain or nervous system -- maybe the part that affects motor skills? -- that makes him one of the best players in the world, hence the comparison to a Ferrari.

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