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Wayne Gretzky says Sidney Crosby is 'the best player in the game'

The Pittsburgh Penguins are one win away from clinching the Stanley Cup for the second time in the last eight seasons, and the play of center Sidney Crosby has been a huge reason why. Although Crosby hasn't scored since Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, he picked up two assists in wins at home to help the Penguins jump to a 2-0 series lead, and the greatest hockey player of all-time says that Crosby is currently "on a different level."

In an interview with Sportsnet, Wayne Gretzky explained why he believes Crosby is the best in the NHL.

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"I watch him play a lot because I admire the way he plays. It's not a big secret: I think he's the best player in the game. He just sees the game the right way, he always has. He's on a different level when he's playing like he is right now.... What Sid has is a little bit of an extra gear as far as his passing ability, his playmaking ability, the ability to make players around him on his team that much better."