Roenick: I'd pick Toews over Crosby

Roenick: I'd pick Toews over Crosby
May 19, 2014, 2:45 pm
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If you were building a team who would you rather have: Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews or Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby?

It's a question that has been brought up numerous times throughout their careers, and an answer that will vary depending on who you ask.

Toews may not possess the prolific scoring ability that Crosby has, but with two Stanley Cup titles, a Conn Smythe and Selke Trophy, two Olympic gold medals -- same number as Crosby -- and two World Junior Championships, the Hawks captain should belong in the same conversation as Crosby.

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And those qualities haven't gone unnoticed by former Blackhawks star and NHL analyst Jeremy Roenick.

"Yes, he [Crosby] is the best player in the world for sure, but I think the gap is shrinking," Roenick said on The Dan Patrick Show on NBC Sports Network Monday morning. "If I had to start with a player to start a team right now that was not a goaltender I'd start with Jonathan Toews. If you watched his career and all the big games Jonathan Toews has had to play in, he's noticeable and has affected pretty much every single game."

See what else Roenick had to say in the video above.