Pretend if Crosby played in the 80s, 90s and he was born in 1965. So in that era would Crosby be the clear cut 3rd best player behind Lemieux and Gretzky? If the answer is No who is better than Crosby or close to Crosby in the 80s/90s? If Crosby played in the 80s/90s. I think it's fair to say he probably won't have anywhere close to awards/all star teams he has right now. Crosby is the best player for the last 10 years if you look at his whole career but if you look at season by season a lot of times he is not the best player. He only has 2 Hart and Ross out of 8 healthy seasons. So would people still think he is top 5 to top 10 player of all time if he played in 80s/90s?