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Sidney Crosby Dominating Again

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Tis the season, all right; the season of Sidney Crosby, who not only is dominating the NHL, but is doing so while re-ascending to hockey’s pedestal, a feat far more difficult than mounting it in the first place.

Few players have been knocked off the top rung the way Crosby had only to re-emerge as master of his domain. And this season, in which he had recorded 26 goals in 31 games entering Saturday after having been named MVP of both the 2016 Stanley Cup and World Cup, is one for the comparative ages.

This is Crosby’s 12th year. Gordie Howe, who had some staying power, won the 1957-58 Hart Trophy in his 12th season with Detroit. Bobby Hull had a statistical career year in his 12th season with Chicago, recording NHL career bests 58 goals, 49 assists and 107 points. Mario Lemieux had a 122-point season in 1996-97 and Wayne Gretzky led the NHL with 163 points and 122 assists in his 12th season, and third with LA, in 1990-91. Rocket Richard probably would have won the only Art Ross of his career in his 12th season if he hadn’t been suspended at the end of 1954-55 by NHL President Clarence Campbell for his stick-swinging rampage that presaged the Richard Riots in Montreal.

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