Just comparing Sidney Crosby to other top fromer prospects. I know its been done to death but with all of the bashers he has around right now I thought I'd do a little analysis. Crosby numbers in his draft year: 66g 102a 168 points Compare this to other former high draft picks who are very good players in the NHL right now, or were or will be. This was their draft year stats Thornton 41g 81a 122 points Lecavalier 44g 71a 115 points Spezza 43g 73a 116 points Marleau 51g 74a 125 points Lindros 71g 78a 149 points Now we all know how good Thornton is in the NHL. Many would say he's the best centre in the game. He's already been a Second Team all-star in '03. Lecavalier you could argue is the most talented player in the NHL, and was the World Cup MVP, and already a Stanley Cup champion. He could put up 100 points this year. Spezza will always be a great playmaker, and Marleau is well on his way to having an even better career with SJ. Lindros, well we all know how good he was. But to me with the exception of Lindros, Crosby outperformed all of those guys at the same age by 50%, at least production wise. The only thing I can think is that all of those guys are at least 6'2". But Crosby makes up for it with his strength. So why is it that so many guys are doubting him already. When you compare him to some pretty good names he's about 50% bette than them. What gives?