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11-25-2012, 02:04 PM
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Hardyvan123
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Originally Posted by lazerbullet View Post
Evaluating season-by-season is not getting silly and in fact quite common and reasonable approach. Summer 2010 Crosby was not a consensus best player. Period.

And I really don't see a reason why one should take an average of just two seasons (1.5 to be precise). That's just cherry-picking to prove a point. If you want to talk about consistency then why not 3 or 4 seasons?
If the question is when was Crosby the consensus best player in the world then it's a period of time and it's pretty clear that over teh period of 10 (where he is a clear top 3 and probably only AO or Keith is really close to him) and the 1st 40 games of 11, where it is really clear and add them up then yes he is the best player over that period of time.

going forward from 11 is less clear because of time lost but when he was playing it was still at that best player in the world level, going back only AO is really in the mix and Sid loses some of the luster due to another injury and only playing in 53 games.

Even with the huge amount of time lost here is the top scorers since 06

He is 12 in Goals
3rd in assists
3rd in points

Per game he is

5th in GPG
1st in APG
1st in PPG

In the playoffs he is

4th in goals
2nd in assists
3rd in points

Per game he is

5th in GPG
1st in APG
1st in PPG

It's pretty easy to say that Crosby, even with his injuries has been the best player over that 6 year period of time

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