Not to take away anything from Sidney Crosby because Sid the Kid is a phenomenal hockey player. The best hockey player in the world today is Alexander Ovechkin. He has turned some very ordinary players into respectable players. Meanwhile Sid has capable guys like Malkin, Recchi and others.
I have a hard time saying this because I wish there was no truth to this but its hard not to shake off: hockey media is not prepare to crown a non-Canadian the best hockey player in the world. They couldn't do it for Jagr or Forsberg and they aren't doing it for Ovechkin right now.
We've been told over and over that Canada hockey has more talent, heart and grit over every other country. All of that is bullcrap and not true. If you watch Ovechkin play you'll see his passion, desire and fire he brings every game.
The notion that Canadian hockey has more heart than everyone else is a fairy tale.
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You gotta post it when it comes from Canadian :-)