Captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby has been named the most valuable player in the NHL for this decade. Crosby has been nothing but lethal since joining the league in 2005. Though if you think about it, this choice seems to be a mindless selection.
So far this decade, Crosby has been selected to nine all-star games, won a hart trophy, one Mark Messier trophy, two Rocket Richards trophies, two Ted Lindsay awards, an Art Ross trophy, two Conn Smyhtes, and three Stanley Cups.
#Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby named by ESPN as #MVP of the All-Decade team. He beat out Alex Ovechkin and Patrick Kane — Brought back to mind this goal against McDavid and Oilers. pic.twitter.com/PkcgYMKj3n— Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) August 21, 2019
Is that not enough to convince you?
Crosby has also appeared in the top ten in points 8 times since the turn of the decade. Alongside that, he has led the league in points per game 4 times this decade and is the NHL’s active leader in this category.
Alongside gold medals and championships in major tournaments, the only thing Crosby has not won in hockey is the rookie of the year.
It is hard to point out exactly what his highlight of this decade and even his career. From winning the World Cup of Hockey and being named the MVP of that series to scoring the “Golden goal” in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
Who is your MVP of this decade?
If it is not Crosby, why?