SoCal come on dude, if it's not the Washington Ovechkins, the caps don't win. In DC, it's always the Bryce Hapers, Ryan Zimmermans, Alex Ovechkins that get blamed while guys like Backstrom and the role players fly under the radar when they don't contribute ****.
DC organizations are terrible at building teams, they expect the superstars to excessively carry the team. It's funny to see the difference between the Orioles and Nats for example. On the Orioles, everyone chips in. On the Nationals, the guys hide behind "injuries" to Harper and Strasburg. It's a DC thing.
Crosby is a good player, but he has a great supporting cast and truthfully, without Malkin you don't win the Cup in 2009. The whole key is Malkin IMO.