It really is setting up to be an all-time epic feud. I've got Sidney Crosby on my keeper hockey draft team, however I side with Ovechkin and consider him my favorite player in the league now that Joe Sakic has finally reached his golden years.
But the only thing that could put this into real feud terms would be some actual dislike and competition between the two men. That could really kick the rivalry up a notch and make the NHL truly interesting.
So, ah, from the bottom of my heart, thanks boys:
It's official: The two biggest names in the NHL don't care for each other. Ovechkin is tired of Crosby's constant jawing, and Crosby has no love for Ovechkin's theatrics. The emotions were there for all to see Sunday as Ovechkin scored his league-leading 43rd goal and the Washington Capitals thumped the Penguins 5-2.
"What I can say about him?" Ovechkin said. "He is a good player, but he talks too much."
And what does Crosby make of Ovechkin's showmanship?
"Like it or lump it, that's what he does," Crosby said. "Some people like it, some people don't. Personally, I don't like it."