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How Great Is Sidney Crosby?

from Matt Larkin of The Hockey News,

Kid no more, Sid is 30. He already has one of hockey’s all-time greatest lists of accomplishments. What had the other legends of the game done by their 30th birthdays?

We knew Sidney Crosby’s resume was Hall-of-Fame-caliber by the time he reached his mid-20s. But who knew Crosby at 30 would differ so much from Crosby at, say, 28? He’s really ratcheted up his accomplishments over the past couple seasons, adding two Stanley Cups, two Conn Smythe trophies, a Rocket Richard, a World Cup and a World Cup MVP.

“Top 10” no longer feels like the tier Crosby will settle into by the time his illustrious career ends. Now we’re talking top-five. And if we accept the other all-timer contenders as Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, Mario Lemieux, Gordie Howe and Maurice Richard…where does Sid’s resume rank compared to what each man had accomplished by his 30th birthday?

continue for the comparisons....

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This article served to inform me of, if nothing else how criminally underrated Nick Lindstrom is. 4 Stanley cups, 7 Norris , Conn Smyth, triple gold club.

The ONLY European captain to ever win the cup
And the all time leader for most games played by a single club.

Posted by Iamhaljordan on 08/08/17 at 03:43 PM ET

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Stupid autocorrect

I do know how to spell his name.

Posted by Iamhaljordan on 08/08/17 at 03:44 PM ET

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His father Gary Bettman and his mom Pierre McGuire are such proud parents

Posted by bababooey on 08/08/17 at 04:10 PM ET

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If he played for detroit Id love him.. hope you understand Pen fans.

Posted by ThatGuy on 08/08/17 at 04:20 PM ET

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His father Gary Bettman and his mom Pierre McGuire are such proud parents

Christ. Even among so many lame Crosby jokes that’s REALLY lame.

If he played for detroit Id love him.. hope you understand Pen fans.

At least you’re honest. I’d agree with that. Sid definitely grinds my gears at times but I still love watching him play. He’s clearly cemented himself on the shortlist of the greatest of all time. He’s not Howe or Gretzky but by the time it’s all over he may well be the best besides those two.

Posted by godblender on 08/08/17 at 05:18 PM ET

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