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Poll: Who ya got — Sidney Crosby or Jonathan Toews?

Aug 4, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT

Jonathan Toews, Sidney Crosby AP

When it comes to premier centers in the NHL the two names you’ll hear come up the most are Sidney Crosby and Jonathan Toews. Crosby is the dynamic scorer and set-up man and Toews provides his own offensive punch and has Selke Trophy defensive skills to go along with it.

So if you were starting a team, who would you want to be your choice? That was a question raised by ESPN Insider’s Craig Custance (subscription) to a group of NHL executives, coaches and players and their top pick was Toews.

As our friends at CSNChicago.com took care to note, having him come out ahead of Crosby was somewhat of a bragging point for Toews fans. For what it’s worth, Toews said he’s honored to be even mentioned in the same breath as Crosby.

So PHT readers… Who ya got: Captain Serious or Sid The Kid?

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  1. govtminion - Aug 5, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    I’ll put it this way. As a B’s fan, I watched Toews play a hell of a Finals series against my guys last summer. He was awesome, along with the rest of his team, in taking on a damned good Boston team and managing to outwork them. Nothing but impressed.

    Now, think back to the previous series for Boston that playoff year. Remember Crosby? And all that yapping he was doing at Chara, the whining, the diving, the near-total lack of any offense?

    Yeah.

    Crosby’s a hell of a talent, no question. Toews is the complete NHL player I’d want to build my team around. (And since we’re being homers in here, I’d put Patrice Bergeron right there with both of them- not as much point production maybe, but if I want faceoffs, penalty kills, and tough-as-nails play, he’s my guy.)

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