Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by Jwill8, Dec 7, 2018.
List the amount of years or seasons Sidney Crosby been the best player in the NHL.
I think he's been the best player since his sophomore year until up to this/last year when Connor took over. There's no question guys like have Ovechkin, Malkin … etc, have had better years (obviously in the injury years and even in some of the healthy years), but despite that, he still was always the best player in the world to me. If that makes sense.
How many years was Einstein the smartest man? I'd assume all of them. Are we to suppose he had years he wasn't smart????
Hasn't he won the Art Ross like 2 times? He doesn't bring much defensively (despite what some people may think) so i would say that unless he lead the league in scoring he wasn't the best.
Probably about 11, but arguably not anymore
He was 1st twice... 2nd twice, 3rd four time... He def was the best player.. he had his share of game miss soo there goes few more art ross...not that it matter to anyone who actually paid attention to the game itself rather than just stats. Hockey is more complex than that.
Nuanced and balanced for sure. Really took things into consideration here.
But every other player that is supposedly generational usually wins a lot of awards. Mcdavid has already matched Crosby's Art Ross totals for example. Ovechkin has won the Rocket Richard trophy like a million times. I don't get why people make so many excuses for Crosby.
Einstein peaked in his mid 20's.
If we go season by season since he entered the league:
10/11: Perry? Crosby was playing the best, but 40 games isn't enough. Weird season
14/15: Price (OV for skaters)
Finishing 2nd pointer isnt great enough for you? Like a lil ugly assist there and here and boom generational cuz he is 1st!
Lets not act like 56pts in 36games isnt better than 60 in 48... If you like pts and stats that much it aint hard to see who dominate that era.
Funny how you just used OV's playoffs last year to boost his case for best player right now but Crosby's 16/17 are not used?
And what about 08/09 and 09/10 when Crosby outscored OV in both seasons when you add in the playoffs?
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Well done OP. You are a God among men.
Best player (s) in the league when taking more than one regular season into consiseration in the Crosby era:
05/06 - Jagr/Thornton/Lidstrom maybe
06/07 - Crosby/Thornton
07/08 - Crosby/OV
08/09 - Crosby/Malkin/OV
09/10 - Crosby/OV
10/11 - Crosby/OV
11/12 - Crosby/Malkin
13/14 - Crosby
14/15 - Crosby
15/16 - Crosby/Kane
16/17 - Crosby
There were those couple years when Schrödinger and Planck were clearly smarter. Bohr is also criminally underrated on this site.
Undoubtedly from the time Bruce Boudreau got fired up until the time Connor McDavid entered the NHL.
Debatably, from 2006-2007 until the end of 2017-2018.
He was the best (or really close to it) for basically starting from his sophomore season. He probably only twice had the best season though.
more than Ovechkin or any other player currently playing
Lol, classic Daver post........
The thing with crosby is that we may not have seen his prime...
Because He has not played at 23,24 and 25 years old..
.and I still think that when je finally came back from bus concussions...he was mot exactly the same..
Keep in mind that he did 102 points at 18....and 120 and the hart trophy at...19...
Like Lemieux...there is always a Word when we talking about their carreer: IF..
07-10 Ovechkin, 10-18 Crosby, 18-??? Mcdavid
Let's see your list.
You take Einstein and put him in today's game, with the tools and utensils he used then? Barely a 140 IQ.
You are talking about awards for specific achievements.
“Best player” implies the best all-around player. I don’t think there’s much of an argument that Crosby was the most consistently great player for upwards of a decade.
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