Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby Is Simply the Best

December 3rd, 2010 by mad chad Leave a reply »
The debate will go on until his career is over and probably even after that. However, there is no question that right now Sidney Crosby is the best, most complete player in the National Hockey League.

In all due respects to fine goaltenders like Tim Thomas and Carey Price, not one single player does more for his team than Crosby. Alexander Ovechkin and Steven Stamkos may be better pure scorers and have more offensive creativity, but Crosby makes up for that by simply outworking everyone. 

Not that Crosby doesn't have an incredible arsenal of physical talent, he surely does. He has top level speed and agility, impressive lower-body strength for his frame and has the eye-hand coordination that is just out of this world.

All that being said, having talent and being a great athlete just isn't enough in pro sports anymore. Everyone in the NHL is a good athlete for the most part and everyone in the NHL is talented. What separates the "elite" players from being ordinary is motivation.

Rarely do you see Crosby gliding around the ice or looking lethargic. Rarely does Crosby "settle" for anything. Crosby seems almost obsessed at being perf ...

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