Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Crosby Still > Ovechkin

In yet ANOTHER category, Sidney Crosby beats out Alexander Ovechkin (and the amazing part is that he didn't even have to play an entire season to do so).

According to an article in SportsBusiness Daily yesterday, Crosby's jersey topped sales for the sixth NHL season in a row even though he missed half of it while recovering from a concussion he suffered back in January.  He is joined by three other team mates - Evgeni Malkin (5th), Marc-Andre Fleury (10th), and Kris Letang (17th).

Interestingly enough, the Top 20 list is void any representation of Vancouver despite the fact that they made their way to the Stanley Cup Final.
  1. Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)
  2. Alex Ovechkin (Washington Capitals)
  3. Jonathan Toews (Chicago Blackhawks)
  4. Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks)
  5. Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh Penguins)
  6. Mike Richards (Philadelphia Flyers)
  7. Nicklas Backstrom (Washington Capitals)
  8. Claude Giroux (Philadelphia Flyers)
  9. Ryan Miller (Buffalo Sabres)
  10. Marc-Andre Fleury (Pittsburgh Penguins)
  11. Pavel Datsyuk (Detroit Red Wings)
  12. Henrik Zetterberg (Detroit Red Wings)
  13. Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers)
  14. Milan Lucic (Boston Bruins)
  15. Ryan Callahan (New York Rangers)
  16. Marian Hossa (Chicago Blackhawks)
  17. Kris Letang (Pittsburgh Penguins)
  18. Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils)
  19. Patrick Sharp (Chicago Blackhawks)
  20. Joe Thornton (San Jose Sharks)

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