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The Decline Of Sidney Crosby?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Of the 29 NHL forwards who had played as least 500 minutes at five-on-five entering Saturday’s final pre-Christmas matches, just four had scored fewer than four goals at full and equal strength.

Arizona’s Max Domi had one. Kings rookie winger Alex Iafallo had two. Florida’s Aleksander Barkov had scored three.

And so had Sidney Crosby.

The generation’s greatest player scored 26 goals in 1,111:18 of five-on-five last year in leading the Penguins to their second consecutive Stanley Cup — one for every 42:45. But this year, No. 87 has three goals in 526:42, equating to one every 175:34.

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Memo to Mr. Eugene Melnyk: Your Senators play the most boring style of hockey in the NHL. It is tolerable only when you win, and, more to the point, only when you win in the playoffs. Winning 11 of 33 games doesn’t quite qualify, and wouldn’t even if the team had a new arena in, say, Barbados.

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