Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/07/05 at 11:55 AM ET
It didn’t seem that Crosby would face serious rivalry in the run for the Calder Trophy, which is, to remind you once again, awarded to the best rookie of the NHL prior to the season. Things got a bit worse for ‘Sid the Kid’ when Russia’s top young talent Alexander Ovechkin opted out of his contract with Russian Super League team Avangard Omsk and joined the Washington Capitals to start his NHL career. This new rivalry was adding up excitement and making the fans anticipate the beginning of the new era in the history of the National Hockey League with even greater impatience than there already was. Crosby was regarded as nothing less than the new Gretzky or at least the new Lemieux while Ovechkin was getting a fraction of that sort of attention unless we’re talking about the indigenous mass media services of the DC area.
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