Crosby has spend an entire career skating with total crap on his line (random AHL and OHL players). Ovechkin skated with Oshie/Backstrom since they acquired Oshie, until this year, when they switched things up (moving Oshie and Backstrom off the top line, and having Kuznetsov center it). Crosby also is far superior defensively to Ovechkin. I know you don't want to hear it, but Ovechkin has always been the biggest star on his team, and his teams have never won anything. This is not just confined to the NHL, either. Check out Team Russia's results in the three Olympics Ovechkin has participated in (he was obviously the biggest star on all the teams). You can contrast that with Canada's results in Crosby's Olympics. Peyton Manning was the starting QB on two SB winners as well as the starting QB on two SB losers. When Ovechkin has even appeared in a Stanley Cup Finals, let alone won one, get back to me.