Crosby vs the flyers (crosby is too good for this league)

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  1. b in vancouver

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    As hockey fans... we all deserve to see that for a season.
    Pastrnak is great, don't get me wrong, but a Marchand - Bergeron/Crosby line (can't decide whom plays centre) would make grown men cry.
     
  2. Frank the Tank

    Frank the Tank Blue, you're my boy!

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    They already did at the World Cup, and Crosby dominated and won the MVP with compatible line mates for perhaps the first time in a Canadian jersey.
     
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    Exactly. What a bum, he ain’t even PPG after 13GP...
     
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    Crosby played center when this line was assembled at the World Cup and they absolutely dominated.
     
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    They were like men against boys in a best on best tournament. Can't imagine what they'd do to the league. Was just quoting a not serious post about Pasta vs. Syd.

    I think the Pens and Bruins should lend those three to Arizona or somewhere just so we could all tune in and watch them dismantle the league.
     
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    Crosby is now one point behind Mario Lemieux in career playoff points!
     
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    I agree.

    Here here... Pittsburgh should loan Crosby to Boston for 1 year for the good of all hockey and the spectacle it would be. ;)

    Sid is the best of today, has been for the last decade... top 5 best players of all time
     
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    I agree but Crosby would clearly play centre
     
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    Wow. That is truly classless. I hope that was just some dumbass fan; if the team or someone official did that, it’s a disgrace.
     
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    This thread is oozing with Penguin fan DNA.:laugh:
     
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    What a player. He's stepping up big time now.
     
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    Extra Texture A new career

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    That line was utterly ruthless. Beautiful to watch. One of the (many) reasons I love international hockey is seeing how those elite players can click with new teammates and that one didn't disappoint.
     
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    Even as someone who loathes Flyers, there is no way in hell that organization (or any self respecting NHL franchise) would ever do that.
     
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    I'm still absolutely chapped that he couldn't have his one magical season from 2009-2013 when he was in his prime and would have put up 130+ points. Those damn injuries. 2010/11 Crosby was the best player the league has seen for 20 years since Lemieux in 95/96.

    But I would settle for back to back to back Conn Smythes ;)
     
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    Yep, that tweet screams BS to me and I aint buying it.
     
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    He just wants his case of tastykakes, more especially now that Kessel is on board.
     
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    Needs 63 points to be 3rd all time by himself, or 62 points to be tied for 3rd. I think it's doable.
     
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    Well it does fit the Philly fan stereotype, which is kind of fun.
     
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    He’s come a long way but I remember the game where he poke checked the glove away. That was funny as hell
     
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    If the pens continue to stack the pipeline with these young guys I think it's definitely possible. Great accomplishment in this era.
     
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    HowsUrBreath Nostalgia... STOP DWELLING ON THE PAST

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    i could watch crosby play hockey all day and night, it never gets old
     
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    I forgot about that. That is a pretty good troll.
     
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    I'm not saying Crosby this season (or last) could have topped his 2011 season - but I think in terms of "ability" he's not that far off from what he was back then. I think the difference now is he's being smarter, pacing himself, and even holding back.

    I've said it all year i think he's holding back for the playoffs.
    When the pens were in danger of missing playoffs (Dec/Jan) - it wasn't Malkin's hot stretch that propelled back into place. It was Crosby. Crosby got hot before Malkin did, went on a tremendous scoring streak, Pens started winning games and climbing up in the standings and then...he slowed down. Malkin got hot too of course and stayed hot for much longer, but I think it was Crosby who was the catalyst before Malkin (think Malkin was even injured for those few games). Now that games matter again, he's on fire.

    I'll full admit my commentary is based on nothing more than stat watching. I didn't watch him play this year, I only followed his individual stats and his team's standing. But by looking at only those 2 - it's easy to think he's been holding back this year saving himself for the playoffs.

    Not surprised to see him go on a tear early on.
     
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    It was hilarious as was all the hfboards posters whining about it only because it was Crosby who did it
     

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