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Crosby, Ovechkin excited to be teammates for once

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If the painfully dull Skills Competition left you yearning for any bit of excitement out of Los Angeles this weekend, don't worry, the Metropolitan Division's 3-on-3 roster will save you.

Why, you ask? Mainly because the two greatest players of a generation will be playing alongside each other.

Yes that's right, fans will be treated to Sidney Crosby - one of the finest point producers we've ever seen - and Alex Ovechkin - the purest scorer the game has to offer - on the same team, at last, with extra ice at their disposal.

Pitted against each other as "rivals" in both the NHL and on the international scale, Sid the Kid and Ovi are looking forward to joining forces.

"Obviously it's going to be fun," Ovechkin told Lisa Dillman of

"Listen, I've seen him enough," Crosby said. "And I see the way he shoots the puck, so you've got to make sure you find him anywhere over the blue line and it's got a chance to go in. It's tough playing against him, but you try to take advantage of playing with him."

The duo has overwhelming potential to dominate the tournament, and hopefully head coach - and fellow NHL 100 member - Wayne Gretzky keeps the two side by side all day long.

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