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Natural selection

Sidney Crosby is the face of the NHL, but Alex Ovechkin may be the game's evolution

Updated: September 29, 2009, 8:38 AM ET
By Eric Adelson | ESPN The Magazine

This article appears in the October 5 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

Finally, hockey has a great debate. Well, this being hockey, maybe it's more like a bar fight. Either way, Tim Hortons and ice rinks and peewee locker rooms will be buzzing over this argument for years: Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin? Captain Cool or Captain Morgan? The guy you marry or the guy you date?

But before we explore deeper, let's get a few things straight: 1) This isn't a question ...

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