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Sidney Crosby, Top 5 All-Time?

from Andrew Bottomley of Sportsnet,

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has been one of hockey’s most prized possessions ever since his early teenage years.

After his recent Eastern Conference Final win earned him a ticket to a second straight Stanley Cup, the question begs: Where does Crosby rank among the NHL’s greats?

“Crosby could be the leader of the first team to win back-to-back Cups in the cap era and it would be his third Stanley Cup overall,” said Dan Riccio, on Sportsnet’s Hot Stove. “He is, at least, starting to chisel his face into the Mount Rushmore of NHL Players.

“On that Mount Rushmore would be Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, Mario Lemieux and probably Gordie Howe. Is Crosby there yet?”

Crosby, who is still only 29 years old, has already compiled an outstanding NHL career.

In just 782 career regular-season games, he has recorded 1,027 points composed of 382 goals and 645 assists, good enough for 77th all-time. His points-per-game is off the charts -- especially considering that he is doing it in an era when scoring is generally down -- at 1.31, good enough for sixth most in the history of the league.

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Primis's avatar

How about we successfully make a case for him to be in the Top 20 first, ‘kay?

Posted by Primis on 05/27/17 at 02:32 PM ET

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Dear Bob make it stop….

Posted by Iamhaljordan on 05/27/17 at 02:59 PM ET

DocF's avatar

Cindy Crysby to be considered better in the above “writer’s” mind than Gordie Howe?  I think not.  He is greater than perhaps some in the top 100.  Total nonsense.

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 05/27/17 at 04:04 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

#5

Posted by ilovehomers on 05/27/17 at 05:15 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

“Probably ” Gordie Howe? Lost all credibility there boy
Maybe top 100 for Cindy but that’s it.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 05/27/17 at 05:16 PM ET

Steeb's avatar

“Probably ” Gordie Howe? Lost all credibility there boy

Beat me to it. Stopped reading right there.

Posted by Steeb on 05/27/17 at 05:51 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Cindy is probably in the bottom of the top 100 players of all time, but due the insane marketing of the Crybaby some people believe Cindy deserves a higher ranking. No way Jose.  mad

Posted by bigfrog on 05/27/17 at 10:40 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

Sidney Crosby, Top 5 All-Time?

Top Five All-Time Whiners? Sure. Hell, let’s give Crysbaby his due. He’s probably #1.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 05/28/17 at 02:22 PM ET

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