Alex will fight you anytime.
That depends on who "you" is. Ovechkin will surely fight Crosby, and beat the hell out of him, but he wouldn't drop the gloves with just anyone. Most of the game's stars won't, unless their team is losing. It's not worth them being off the ice for at least five minutes.
he can score at any moment and in the last 2 minutes of the game he is the most dangerous person in the league.
By the two mentioned merits you find to be in the "best" player in the league, you've pretty much named Jarome Iginla, who, for the record, would beat down Ovechkin in a fight.
I mean it's not a job to him, it's his passion.
I actually think this is a point for what puts Crosby above Ovechkin. Crosby treats it like it's his job - he's the first one on the ice, and the last one off it.
Have you ever seen someone who scores 50+ goals each season go absolutely ballistic every time he scores? I don't.
Yeah, Pavel Bure...the most entertaining hockey player I've ever seen (apologies Lemieux).
I do agree that centers are more responsible for it (as you said its common knowledge), but that doesnt mean that all of them are good defensively or that all wingers arent. And all those playmakers you mentioned needed the goalscorers just as much as the scorers needed them. Malkin and Crosby are BRUTAL defenders dude, not that Ovvy is great, but they are so slack on defense and it was their undoing in the playoffs. I still feel the bottomline is it's a player by player basis and position really doesnt matter.
I'm gonna need some examples here. Hossa said that Crosby was the best defensive center he has played with (I'm sure that has changed now that he's played with Datsyuk), and Crosby's +/- is 32 bests Ovechkin's 23, and he has played far less games as a result of the ankle injury. Both came into the league on horrible teams so the "Crosby had better linemates" spiel doesn't work. To put that in percepctive, Ovechkin's 06-07 +/- was -19 when teammate Gordon Boyd was a +10. Meanwhile Crosby was towards the higher end of his team with +10 rating. He also won the MVP and scoring title that year... There's really nothing to say Ovechkin is better defensively other than your personal opinion.