Do you think Crosby's really playing up to the hype? I don't think so. In my honest opinion i think he needs to learn to slow down sometimes and pick his spots. His speed is an asset and does help at really setting things up at times - but in other ways i feel like..his impatience holds him back at times.
I'm really happy with Staal though...and Malkin...
Don't get me wrong on Crosby - i still think he's a great player - but the hype they had built for him i don't think he can live up to.