Give me the guy who was tearing the league apart in 2010. After that I'd say it's a toss up between Geno's 07-08 and 11-12 seasons and Ovy's stretch between 07-09.
Is that Corsby's peak or prime? We will probably never know. For me the sample size is a bit too short to call it a prime. I'd definitely say that Crosby has the best potential but he has troubles of staying healthy.
If he will stay healthy he MIGHT do better than Malkin and Ovechkin. So far he is a step behind.
I was thinking something similar. I mean obviously none of them are as good as a prime Gagner, only problem his prime lasted only one game.
LOL. But yeah seriously, we need more of a description.
Best 40gm stretc= Close Crosby vs Ovechkin
Future possible prime?= Really interesting. Maybe crosby? Maybe a focused Geno is capable of 60goals/130pts? Maybe ovechkin with a 100% backstrom, healthy mike green (if it's possible), and a better offensive system (Hunter's gone) could sniff 60goals again.
Prime Crosby (even though he's just entering his prime and we're not sure what he's really capable of), every day of the week.
I'm not sure that one season represents a player's prime, as much as it represents his peak. I think Ovechkin's 65 goal campaign is no more a true representation of his play than Crosby's 140 points over the last 82 games.
But Crosby has always been a better all-around player; a born-winner who makes everyone around him better and can play the game any way you want (scorer, playmaker, grinder, etc.).
Last edited by nowhereman: 11-14-2012 at 12:02 PM.