By: Jonathan Bennett
Two teams may still be vying for the coveted Stanley Cup, but the National Hockey League’s most outstanding player has already been selected. CBS Sports reports this year’s recipient of the Ted Lindsay Award is Pittsburgh Penguins’ own Sidney Crosby.
According to the news source, Crosby was picked to take home one of these prestigious recognition awards after a vote involving members of the National Hockey League Players Association took place. The star athlete beat out fellow contenders Alex Ovechkin and Martin St. Louis for the title.
Though Crosby took home the Lindsay Award, it was Ovechkin who earned the equally coveted Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player. The latter honor is decided on by a panel of sports journalists. With each popular playing taking home one title, the battle over who is better rages on, USA Today reports. However, Crosby admitted he’s not too worried about sharing the MVP position with Ovechkin.
“I’m not going to get too upset over the fact that I didn’t win [the Hart],” Crosby told the news source during a conference call. “I was in the mix and Alex had a great second half there and I ended up getting hurt and missing some time there, and that’s how it works sometime.”
Surprisingly, neither player’s team is in the Stanley Cup Finals.