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.
I really have to agree with this statement. Ovechkin clearly is a better stick handler and put the puck where ever it is he wants, but I still feel that Crosby is a better rounded player. While there is no I in team and one player can not solely bring a team to the cup, Crosby just seems to fill the Captain spot more so then Ovechkin does. If we are talking entertainment, Ovechkin is the one to watch (Example, All Star Game best shot) but if we are talking the most recent player that can represent the sport in all levels, Crosby comes to my mind.