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11-29-2012, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper View Post
If you're trying to insinuate that Crosby comes up short in terms of maintaining possession against anyone, you're mistaken. It's his calling card. Speed, edge-work, leg strength, low center of gravity.

But again, hard to quantify, so probably not the argument for this forum.
Yes, we can endlessly debate subjective aspects which aren't quantifiable. It's been stated by some that Crosby's 41 game stretch in 2010-11 season was better than anyone since Lemieux or Gretzky at their peak. However, there are many other player-seasons since in which a player had a similar or better adjusted PPG during a streak of 41+ games. Many of those player-seasons also had similar or better estimated ESGF/GA ratios and/or On/Off ratios, even though that data is only available over a full season. So using the best overall measures of offensive production and overall even strength effectiveness, Crosby had a great half season, but it doesn't seem nearly as unique as some claim.

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