Persuasive Speech Outline
Title: Why Sidney Crosby is better than Alex Ovechkin.
General Purpose: To persuade
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that Sidney Crosby is a better hockey player than Alex Ovechkin. Central Idea: Sidney Crosby is the best all-around hockey player in the game today. He also steps up in big games and big situations.
a. On January 1, 2011, the NHL’s annual outdoor game the “Winter Classic” will be played at Heinz Field. The matchup is the Washington Capitals vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins and will feature the two biggest stars in the game, Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby.
b. Sidney Crosby is better than Alex Ovechkin because he is a far better two-way player, a better leader, and has accomplished bigger things in his career than Ovechkin.
i. Comparing career numbers and accomplishments
ii. Comparing each player’s importance to their team
iii. Competing head to head
Ever since both stars entered the league people have debated who is better. Many people are uneducated on the subject. Many people just watch highlights and side with Ovechkin because he is a flashier player than Crosby. e.
I’m an avid hockey fan and viewer and have followed both players closely throughout their careers. Before I discuss the 2 players in question further I will first inform you of and compare their career statistics and accomplishments II.
Comparing career numbers and accomplishments
1. Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin both began their NHL careers in the 2005-2006 season. Since then, they have become two of the most elite players in the league. a. Show Alex Ovechkin’s NHL career statistics
b. Show Sidney Crosby’s career statistics
2. Both players have accomplished many accolades. Sidney Crosby however has won two awards that are far more important than any of the others, those are: the Stanley Cup and an Olympic Gold Medal.. a. Show Ovechkin’s accolades....
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