Ever since Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby entered the league in 2005-06, they have been saddled with comparisons. The Crosby/Ovechkin rivalry is somewhat an NHL invention, eagerly marketed though the players have been friendly off the ice. It seems every few months, one player is asked about the other.
On Wednesday, CSN Washington’s Chuck Gormley had a simple question for Ovechkin: who’s better right now? Ovechkin’s answer is literal fire.
.@ChuckGormleyCSN; "Who's better, you or Sid?"
Ovechkin: "Are you kidding me right now?"
— Katie Brown (@katiebhockey) October 28, 2015
File under clown question, bro.
The captain does two things here: 1) avoids providing any bulletin board material for tonight’s game, 2) shows with his attitude that it doesn’t matter who’s better. At this point, team success is what is important.
The same thing is now happening between Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, first and second overall draft picks. They very well might spend the next decade answering questions about the other and suffering dull comparisons. Those poor guys, but maybe Ovi and Sid will finally catch a break.
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