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07-19-2012, 11:12 PM
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Originally Posted by VanIslander View Post

Giroux does not compare to Crosby in terms of the staret of his career. Here is what a Crosby pick in the MLD could boast after his first two years:

Youngest player to record 100 points in a season (18 years, 253 days) [34]
Youngest player to record 200 career points (19 years and 207 days)[101]
Youngest player to record 2 consecutive 100 point seasons (19 years, 215 days).[102]
Youngest player voted to the starting lineup in an All-Star Game[103]
Youngest Art Ross Trophy and Lester B. Pearson Award winner[6][43]
Youngest player to be named to the First All-Star Team[45]
So if we take away all the bells and whistles (the "youngest" BS)...

2x100 point seasons (when scoring was higher!)
Art Ross Trophy
Hart Trophy
LBP Trophy
1st Team All-Star

That's fine. I'm not saying they're the same player. I'm saying you're overreacting.

In fact, I'll do one better: compare "first two years of relevance"

Crosby: 6th, 1st in points
Giroux: 11th, 3rd

Crosby: 7th, 2nd in Assists
Giroux: 8th, 2nd

Crosby: 1st team all-star
Giroux: "3rd team" all-star

The only big thing Crosby has over Giroux are, of course, his awards, though Giroux has a 4th in Hart, a 3rd in Art Ross, and who knows what in the Linsday (probably a top 5). Other than that, they aren't far off, but no, I know Crosby's better.

So yeah.

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