Has Crosby peaked statistically?
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12-09-2012, 01:03 PM
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That was in 96 and before the overall league drop off in scoring due to many defensive, strategy and goaltending reasons.
96 raw stats of 149 points compared to 99 when he had 127 looks like his peak was in 96 but when you adjust them it is 144 in 96 and 145 in 99.
League trends matter when comparing players seasons and talking about peak performance.
As for Crosby, health and line mates will be extremely important. It is unlikely that we are going to see any regression on the impact of defensive strategies and teams and goalies abilities to limit actual goal scoring.
Sids high for points came at 19 with 120 and goals in 10 with 51.
His PPG in the last 2 years (41 and 22 game samples) has been 1.61 and 1.68 so he has the skill and is still young enough to have a 50 goal 90 assist type of season.
It will really come down to health and a bit of luck IMO but it's very possible.
This is dribble as you dont even try to understand the difference between eras. So now, explain Gordie Howe.
Mario scored 199 before 25 but he was also didnt play a full season after that, neither did Trottier for example.
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