Bill Friel, Dayton
Head to Head
I disagree with Michael Rosenberg's assertion that the Sidney Crosby--Alex Ovechkin rivalry has lost steam (Jaw-Dropping). Both players are candidates for the Hart Trophy, given to the NHL's most valuable player. In 2013, Crosby was second in the league in assists (41), while Ovechkin led the league in goals (32). Sure, Crosby is known for coming back from his injuries and making an immediate impact for the Penguins. But Ovechkin rarely misses a game, and his durability was a major part of the Capitals' resurgence this season. Their rivalry is alive and well.
Timothy D. Kelly, Rockville, Md.
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