Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/22/06 at 08:21 AM ET
If the NHL wants to market its new ways, simply put Ovechkin's magnificent goal on a non-stop, 24-hour replay loop and then open the box office. That moment of ad-lib genius is destined to define the Washington wizard's career the same way Michael Jordan's sky walk at the NBA Slam Dunk competition did 20 years ago. The scary thing is, Ovechkin appears to have the skills to author these transcendent plays on any given shift, so you'd better pay attention. Ovechkin has stolen a lot of the thunder away from Sidney Crosby, the 18-year-old Pittsburgh Penguins phenom, who was anointed the league's savior before the first puck was dropped back in October. Sure, he's been goaded into some stupid penalties and needs the added strength that physical maturity will bring, but Crosby has certainly delivered as advertised.read on
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