Sidney Crosby came into the NHL as the most hyped player since Eric Lindros and he answered the hype, winning the Art Ross Trophy and Hart Trophy in only his second season at age 19 and in year three, Crosby led the Penguins to the Stanley Cup Finals.
Despite establishing himself as the games top player in only his second season, the critics have come out of the woodwork in year four. After battling some injuries through the past two seasons, Crosby has gone from being a media darling to the media trying nitpick about every little aspect of his game, such as claiming he whines too much and can’t be considered one of the games top players because he is not viewed as a goal scorer.
Alexander Ovechkin has taking Crosby’s throne as the games top player in the eyes of most NHL pundits but at 100% health for the first time since the mid-mark of the 2007-2008 season, Crosby is establishing himself as the premier player in the 09 season

along with Alexander Ovechkin. Crosby has been a force in all areas of his game, and has quieted his critics in the goal scoring department as Crosby has eight goals in nine playoff games. When healthy Crosby is proving that he is one of the top three players in the game.
Down 2-0 to the Capitals, Crosby and Penguins head home in a must-win game on Wednesday night. The odds are against the Penguins but what they have going for them as they look to win both games in Pittsburgh to even the series, is that their leader Sidney Crosby is playing the best hockey of his career. Now they need his sidekick Evgeni Malkin to begin playing at the level that he can