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A Two Player Race For The Art Ross Trophy

from the CP at CBC,

It’s setting up as a memorable NHL scoring duel and not just because of the names at the top.

Steven Stamkos and Sidney Crosby have separated themselves from their peers a quarter of the way into the NHL season, racking up points at a rate not seen around the league in 15 years.

They both sat at 35 points through Monday’s games - putting them on pace to top 130. That hasn’t happened since Mario Lemieux captured the Art Ross Trophy with 161 points in 1995-96.

While some might expect the pace to slow as the season wears on, it’s possible the Pittsburgh Penguins captain and Tampa Bay Lightning forward could spur one another on. Recall that they tied for the league lead in goals last season, with Crosby scoring twice in his final game to briefly move ahead before Stamkos matched him with one into an empty net later in the day.

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If Crosby can win the scoring title with Kunitz (ranked #119th in the league in scoring) and Dupuis (ranked #199th) as his regular wingers, then he will sure as heck deserve it.  Esp when Stamkos and Ovechkin each have a linemate ranked in the top 5. 

Crosby’s good, but I don’t know if anybody’s that good.

Posted by Lex Talionis on 11/24/10 at 01:03 AM ET

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If Crosby can win the scoring title with Kunitz (ranked #119th in the league in scoring) and Dupuis (ranked #199th) as his regular wingers, then he will sure as heck deserve it.  Esp when Stamkos and Ovechkin each have a linemate ranked in the top 5.

A fact worth repeating every time a comparison is brought up. One of the reasons why I think that Crosby was “robbed” a bit last year when they handed out awards.

Posted by Moq from Denmark on 11/24/10 at 09:51 AM ET

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