McDavid already has more 5 point games than Crosby

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    So after his latest 5 point dominant performance Connor McDavid is up to 7 games with 5 points or more. That's one more than Sidney Crosby who has just managed to score 5 points or more 6 times during his career. It's pretty amazing that McDavid has been able to have more dominant big 5 point games than Crosby despite playing only 37,1 % or the games Crosby has played. McDavid is also doing it on a much worse team than Crosby. Sure McDavid has his bargain bin poor mans version of Malkin in Draisaitl, but besides that he's only been playing with mostly jobbers and washed up has been. McDavid hasn't even had anyone close to as good as Cris Kunitz. It's only a matter of time before McDavid starts separating himself from Crosby and piling up his resume to become the 5th best player of all time.
     
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    McDavid is 24. By age 24 Crosby had been to two Cup finals, winning one.
     
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    that's cool and all but Crosby has 3 cups
     
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    Connor can score points, good for him.

    Come back when it translates to success for Edmonton. I'll probably care by then. Now, he is just a GREAT GREAT GREAT player stuck on a shit team.
     
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    Counterpoint.

    Lemieux didn't even make the playoffs his first 4 seasons in the NHL when 16 of 21 teams made the playoffs in that era.

    Did that make his talent any less of a talent?
     
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    The last 5 points game McDavid had should have an asterisk. Tippett sat him out most of the 3rd period

    With the way he was playing, that could have been a 8 point night
     
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    HF really needs McDavid and Matthews Mega threads.
     
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    I am bit sick of this McDavid love fest every day.
    I was forced to open this topic, just to say this,
     
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    That depends on how many five point games he'd had up til then :P
     
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    This! But you should look up the other times he's scored 5 points or more. He's basically been sandbagged most of the times. He played even less in his previous 5 point game. :(
     
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    Crosby also played with an elite defenseman in Letang and Malkin...
     
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    He deserves every bit of the praise he is getting.

    What he has not earned yet is comparaison with a guy like Crosby.

    You can score more points, you can have more trophies, you can be "better", but until your actually have team success (the reason why they play the games), well... what does it really mean? That you are stuck in a bad situation, mostly. But it also raises unfair questions about you as a player.
     
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    A few teams or players have found a way to hound McDavid and shut him down. Edmonton had and will run into them in the playoffs.
     
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    Does anyone know if there's a statistic for the proportion of games played where a player has scored a point?
     
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    Did you mind Mario's comparisons to Gretzky before he won the Cup at the completion of his 7th season (a year he missed 54 regular season games) or with 11 postseason games and 1 appearance through 6 years where as some have pointed out, was during a time where all you had to do to make it was finish inside the top 8 out of 11 teams?
     
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    I wish Connor McDavid nothing but the best and as much personal success as he can achieve. However, I have no desire to ever see the Oilers win a playoff series during his time there, let alone win the cup. Hope he can accomplish that team success once his contract is up or he demands a trade out of Edmonton.
     
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    If refs calls games the way it should be called, no players can shut McDavid down
     
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    McDavid is better than Crosby. Luckily though I’m a Penguins fan, not merely a Crosby fan.
     
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    Not just Letang, he had Sergei Gonchar for most of his early success. That's like McDavid having Brent Burns during his dominant run in San Jose on his team.
     
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    Definitely choked
     
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    So, I guess the stay implies mcdavid is less consistent than Crosby?
     
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    McDavid is absolutely awesome and deserves the high praise he gets. That said, this stat doesn't surprise me. Crosby has never really been the kind of player who racks up huge point totals in a single game. Sid, especially in his heyday, amassed points through extreme consistency.
     
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    I know, how lucky are us Pens fans?
     
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    Well, Mario was not on Gretzky's level until he won, no. Actually, Mario himself said that he learned to be a winner FROM Gretzky in 1987.

    So, yeah, comparing to Gretzky until he achieved success comparable to Gretzky was dumb. Well, in an all-time sense it was. If you want to say that Mario was as talented, sure.
     
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