Prime Ovechkin vs Prime Crosby vs Prime Malkin
View Single Post
11-16-2012, 04:24 AM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Mississauga, ON
Originally Posted by
The same guy who scored 39 goals in his rookie year transforms in to a 50 goal scorer? Oh wow!!!
No need to be a smartass. Crosby's rookie year took place in '05-'06, which was a statistical anomaly. Numbers were ridiculously inflated that year and we haven't seen scoring even close to that after that season. If it was a regular year, his goal total likely would've been closer to the high 20, low 30 range.
There are plenty of goal scorers who score in the 30s but never hit 50. You're underestimating how difficult it is to improve goal production so significantly like that. Not to mention only him, OV and Stamkos broke 50 that year. In 2011 only Perry hit 50 and this past year only Malkin and Stamkos broke 50. It's not easy to accomplish.
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by LeafOfBread