NHL preview: crash course edition

Unfamilar with the NHL? DJ Gallo has the perfect crash course for you. Story

Updated: October 3, 2007, 4:51 PM ET
By DJ Gallo | Page 2

Like it or not, the NHL doesn't have stars on the same level as other major professional leagues. There's no LeBron James, Tom Brady or Alex Rodriguez. There isn't even a David Beckham.

As big as Sidney Crosby might be in hockey circles, the average American probably has no idea who he is.

For those of you in that camp, what follows is a cheat sheet to help you understand the "major sport" equivalents to some of the biggest names in the NHL. It may not make you completely ...

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