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Still The Best Player In The World

from Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

...while NHL scoring leader Nikita Kucherov and a few others could probably qualify as the current “best player,” I’m going to narrow it to McDavid and Sidney Crosby, and I’m going to start with a question of my own:

Do you value all 200 feet of ice?

If you do — if you value the defensive side of the sport — then Crosby’s your guy. He followed the path of his childhood idol, Steve Yzerman, by radically expanding his game in the 30s phase of his career.

Crosby is killing penalties these days. He has makes a significant difference on the Penguins’ kill. He also is a legitimate candidate for the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s best defensive forward. And he’s not exactly slacking on the offensive end. Going into Wednesday’s game, he had 24 goals and 65 points in 53 games. He’s a hot two weeks away from vaulting himself into the top 10.

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