Like Gretzky, Crosby will silence his critics

Updated: January 10, 2007, 5:56 PM ET
By E.J. Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

When you arrive with the kind of hype that surrounded Sidney Crosby, there's going to be a degree of skepticism. With the buildup he received, there will be those looking for ways to tear him down. Perhaps it's just human nature to believe, "Hey, no one can be that good."

Well, let me tell you, Sidney Crosby is that good. He's more than that good. Six months shy of his 20th birthday, Crosby is the very best player in the NHL.

Judging by the recently completed All-Star voting, many ...

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