Can't AO's merits stand on their own without some supporters of his constantly bringing Crosby into the equation? This whole Crosby bashing trend of late shows litte more than how small some supporters of AO actually are. I have a question: Since when did a single Pens and/or Crosby fans ever feel the need to put AO down to prop Crosby up? Hell, even when the analogous situation occured over a year and a half ago onward when Malkin was coming on some and the whole Malkin is catching up to AO threads went on and on I can remember no one needing to pull AO down to make any case for Malkin. AO was always called an amazing player by everyone involved, in those threads 1 1/2 years ago and also I might add props were given to AO by Crosby supporters in every Crosby thread where AO's name was constantly inserted. Without exception. You all are doing little more than making yourselves look like a bunch of whiney jealous tools with threads like the several - not one but several - that have sprung up doing just this of late. Just one additional note: As for Crosby's first night, he did not score two goals, but for those who watched the game, and I was one, he did show at least to me many flashes of why he was so hyped. He early on made one amazing no look tape to tape backhanded pass springing one player that showed signs of that 'vision thing' that people talked about Crosby having. And his assist was very impressive as far as assists go, putting the puck right on Recchi's tape in front of the net. He did not have a bad game at all and showed anything but being a bust.