For those who still think that Sidney Crosby, or anyone else (in my mind Lundqvist is the only other rookie worth considering), deserves the rookie of the year over Alexander Ovechkin you really need to watch this. He does everything.
Not only do I think that Alexander Ovechkin is the best rookie in the NHL I think he is easily one of the top 5 forwards in the NHL and might even already be the best. Ovechkin is 2nd (to Jagr) in goals scored and 8th in points. But what might be the most amazing stat is that he has 71 points, 40 points more than any other player on the Washington Capitals. He has 7 more goals than any other player on his team has points. He has 16 power play goals and 3 short handed goals. He is playing with guys like Zubrus, Halpern, Pettinger and Willsie. Just imagine what he would be doing if he played with players Straka, Nylander, and Rucinsky like Jagr. Kovalchuk has Marc Savard and Marian Hossa and vice versa. Alfredsson has Heatley and Spezza and vice versa. Staal has Brind’amour, Cole and Stillman. Thornton had Murray and Samsonov and now has Cheechoo and Marleau. Ovechkin has Zubris and Pettinger. Because of that he might already be the best forward in the NHL.
No, it isn’t Alexander the Great, it is Alexander the Best.