As I drove home yesterday, I listened to Gary Bettman announce that the NHL Winter Classic will be played at Heinz Field between, who else, the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins. That is two out of the last four featuring the Penguins’, Sidney Crosby. That is the league once again showcasing Crosby v. Ovechkin. Since he entered the league, we have heard about Sidney Crosby as if he is the NHL’s marketing face without rival. In the past two seasons, we have seen the strides of one Alexander Ovechkin.
It’s time for a third.