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Ovechkin vs. Crosby: The NHL Gets Its Wish

Published by on April 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

“When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are. Anything your heart desires will come to you.”

Alexander Ovechkin, “Ovie” to many, the human highlight reel and scoring machine for the Washington Capitals, was the first overall draft pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Sidney Crosby, “Sid the Kid” to many, a points accumulator and a “can’t miss” talent, was the first overall draft pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Enter the league labor stoppage during the 2004-2005 season, and the result is each playing his first game as a rookie during the same season.

Neither disappointed, and while Ovechkin was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy ...

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