"Ovechkin is as Canadian as Gordie Howe."
~An undentified GM.
Whoever Crosby plays for is Evil because he is evil and that's why for Canada it's "we are them and they are us". Ovechkin reverses the old stereotype of the "heart-and-soul" Canadian and the "robotic Russian". It's now heart-and-soul Ovechkin against robotic and dull Crosby, it's Good vs. Evil, and that's why Ovechkin is so much loved in Canada.
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