Alex the Great vs Larry

Alexander Mikhaylovich Ovechkin takes on 6th seeded Larry Darnell Fitzgerald, Jr.

round-2-match-7 

Alex Ovechkin:

  • First player to win the Art Ross Trophy, Maurice Richard Trophy, Lester B. Pearson Award and Hart Memorial Trophy in the same season
  • Drafted first overall in 2004
  • 2006 Calder Memorial Trophy recipient (rookie of the year)
  • 3 time first team NHL all-star (2006-08)
  • Most goals by a left winger in a season (65 in 2007/08)
  • Signed the most valuable contract in NHL history, a 13 year, $124 million deal
  • Became only the 4th player to score 200 goals in his first four seasons (Gretzky, Bossy, Lemieux)
  • Led Russia to a gold medal at the Ice Hockey World Championships in 2008 in Canada

Larry Fitzgerald:

  • NCAA record: 18 straight games with a recieving touchdown
  • Drafted third overall in 2004
  • He still had 2 seasons of NCAA eligiblity when he was drafted by the Cards
  • Originally committed to Gustavus Adolphus College before enrolling at Pitt
  • Has had at least 96 recptions in 3 of his 4 full NFL seasons including at least 10 touchdowns in each of them
  • 3 time Pro Bowl selection
  • He was the MVP of the Pro Bowl yesterday
  • Had 30 catches and 7 touchdowns in his first playoffs

This one is another close matchup. Both of their skills are in the top 3 of their positions, both can do things when they have the puck/ball not many others can’t do.  I am going to go with Alex Ovechkin to move on to the next round though.

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