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01-01-2005, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Roberto Luongo
The Q have changed alot in 10 years. And was Daigle leading the league in points? Crosby will be the 1st 16-17 years old to win back to back laegue leader since... whom? it have been such a long time ago a player have done that that I dont remember, if any 16-17 year old have done it at all.
Daigle was 9th in points in 1991-92:
1 Patrick Poulin, St.-Hyacinthe....138
2 Martin Gendron, St.-Hyacinthe....137
3 Charles Poulin, St.-Hyacinthe....135
4 Hughes Mongeon, 2 teams..........130
5 Hugo Proulx, Drummondville.......124
6 Marc Rodgers, 2 teams............120
7 Robert Guillet, Verdun...........118
8 Carl Boudreau, Trois Rivieres....115
9 Alexandre Daigle, Victoriaville..110
10 Eric Bellerose, 2 teams..........109

Daigle was 3rd in points in 1992-93:
1 Rene Corbet, Drummondville.......148
2 Ian Laperriere, Drummondville....140
3 Alexandre Daigle, Victoriaville..137
4 Martin Gendron, St.-Hyacinthe....134
5 Claude Savoie, Victoriaville.....131
6 Eric Veilleux, Laval.............125
7 Michel St. Jacques, Chicoutimi...120
8 Martin Tanguay, 3 teams..........111
8 Matthew Barnaby, 3 teams.........111
10 Stephane St. Amour, 2 teams......109

Crosby was No. 1 in points in 2003-04 in a much more defensive Q - 18 points better than anyone else:
1 Sidney Crosby, Rimouski..........135
2 Dany Roussin, Rimouski...........117
3 Maxime Talbot, Gatineau.......... 98
4 Jean-Michel Daoust, Gatineau..... 96
5 Benoit Mondou, Shawinigan........ 95
6 Pascal Pelletier, Shawinigan..... 91
7 Yannick Tifu, Rouyn-Noranda...... 90
8 Guillaume Fournier, 2 teams...... 88
9 Francois-Pierre Guenette, Cape Br 85
10 Michael Lambert, P.E.I........... 84
10 Karl Gagne, Moncton.............. 84

This season to date:
1 Crosby, Sidney.......... 74
2 Roussin, Dany........... 59
3 Boisclair, Maxime....... 57
4 Bourret, Alex............ 54
5 Pouliot, Marc-Antoine 53
6 Lascek, Stanislav...... 53
7 Desharnais, David...... 51
8 Picard, Alexandre...... 50
9Hennessy, Josh......... 48
10 Radulov, Alexander.. 47

Significantly better than Daigle played IMHO. Plus Crosby has the Gretzky-like ability to raise the level of play of his teammates. This year Crosby, Roussin and Pouliot of Rimouski are all in the top five in scoring in the Q.

Lemieux did not crack the Top Ten in scoring in his rookie year as a 16 year old in 1981-82 checking in with 96 points - the league scoring champion was Claude Verret (14 NHL games total with the Sabres) with 162 points.

In 1982-83 Lemieux finished 3rd in scoring with 184 points but Pat Lafontaine scored 234 points.

In 1983-84 in his last year in the Q Lemieux finished 1st scoring a mind boggling 282 points with second place going to his linemate Jacques Goyette with 170 points. A pylon likely could have clocked in with 170 points playing with Lemieux that season.

In his one full season in the OHL as 16 year old (he played 3 games as a 15 year scoring 3 points) Gretzky finished second in scoring with 182 points to Bobby Smith's 192 points.

Crosby seems most comparable to Gretzky IMHO. Daigle was overhyped and overpaid by the Sens.

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