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02-12-2013, 05:10 PM
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Might not be a top sniper, but he is a top goal scorer.

Goal scoring isnt all snipes. Crosby is probably the best down-low player in the league below the hash marks. That may sound like its easy but the reaction time and hand eye you need to score on alot of the "garbage" goals is pretty exceptional.


Let's not forget he is probably one of if not the best players at deflections/tips

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02-12-2013, 05:17 PM
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Crosby easily has the best hand eye/foot cordination in NHL history.

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02-12-2013, 05:17 PM
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Damn everybody hates on the poster kid of the league I guess being the best player since Mario is not so impressive

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02-12-2013, 06:32 PM
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He is not a sniper. He does possess a fast release, though, and he knows about angles and when the goalie is most vulnerable. A player like him sees when the goalie's focus is lost or when the goalie commits too soon or too late. This is a highly technical and intelligent skill that very few have.

People saying his goals are "lucky" really don't know much about goal scoring. There are pure snipers like Mike Bossy. Some guys clean up the garbage around the net (Craig Simpson was a master at this). Some guys have fast releases like Sid.

There are many ways to score a goal. Some are prettier than others. But all count the same.


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02-12-2013, 07:23 PM
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Simply the best at every possible thing! He is even the best goalie!

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02-12-2013, 07:54 PM
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Simply the best at every possible thing! He is even the best goalie!
Well, he would get pulled less than Bryzgalov.


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02-12-2013, 07:58 PM
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Not so much a sniper as he is a world-class finisher.
I think this sums it up best.

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02-12-2013, 08:28 PM
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Not extremely highly, mostly since he's not really a sniper. He can score any way he pleases, but he's not the type of guy who just reaches back and picks his corner, like a James Neal.

You can be a great goal scorer without being a sniper.

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02-12-2013, 08:43 PM
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Well, he would get pulled less than Bryzgalov.
lol, so, never?

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02-12-2013, 08:52 PM
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Player Team Pos GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW OT S S% TOI/G Sft/G FO%
1 Chris Kunitz PIT L 13 6 9 15 +7 8 3 0 2 0 21 28.6 17:29 20.5 66.7
2 Robert Bortuzzo PIT D 7 1 1 2 +5 13 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 13:28 19.9 0.0
3 James Neal PIT L 13 8 2 10 -6 12 5 0 2 0 43 18.6 17:44 20.4 0.0
4 Simon Despres PIT D 11 2 3 5 +4 14 0 0 0 0 11 18.2 14:26 20.7 0.0
5 Pascal Dupuis PIT R 13 4 4 8 +6 8 1 0 1 0 26 15.4 16:59 21.8 33.3
6 Brandon Sutter PIT C 13 3 3 6 +1 4 1 0 1 0 24 12.5 15:46 20.3 50.3
7 Matt Cooke PIT L 13 2 2 4 +1 8 0 0 0 0 17 11.8 13:55 18.6 25.0
8 Matt Niskanen PIT D 5 1 2 3 -1 0 0 0 0 0 9 11.1 18:18 21.6 0.0
9 Kris Letang PIT D 10 3 6 9 +4 2 0 0 0 0 28 10.7 25:07 26.1 0.0
10 Paul Martin PIT D 13 1 5 6 -4 2 1 0 0 0 10 10.0 25:59 26.9 0.0
11 Sidney Crosby PIT C 13 5 12 17 +7 6 1 0 0 0 51 9.8 20:49 23.5 55.9


11th on his own team.

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I really have to laugh at those who keep saying things like, "I think he's a playmaker, not a sniper."

This isn't a video game where guys can only be one type of player. As the best player in the world, Sid's at the top of many lists.

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02-12-2013, 09:03 PM
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his wrist shot is pretty good

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02-12-2013, 09:35 PM
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As a Pens fan, I don't think Sid is a sniper. Yeah, he can score, but Neal seems like the sniper on the team.

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02-12-2013, 09:48 PM
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lol, so, never?
I'm guessing you did not watch the game last night vs the Leafs.

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I really have to laugh at those who keep saying things like, "I think he's a playmaker, not a sniper."

This isn't a video game where guys can only be one type of player. As the best player in the world, Sid's at the top of many lists.
This.

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02-12-2013, 10:07 PM
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Below Kessel.
When was the last time Kessel had 50 goals in a season? Oh yea that's right he never has.... Crosby is the type of player where if he wants to snipe and score some goals he can and if he wants to set up teammates with easy goals he can, he is he best in the world and Kessel still has work to do to be a better sniper.

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02-12-2013, 10:09 PM
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He's great, but just not a sniper. He might be a top 5 sniper on the Penguins.

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02-12-2013, 10:14 PM
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Dude, Crosby's got nothing on this in terms of sniping - they're not even in the same ball park:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txvN3NPwnm4

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02-12-2013, 10:52 PM
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Dude, Crosby's got nothing on this in terms of sniping - they're not even in the same ball park:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txvN3NPwnm4
3:36 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7OZbtdx2zA

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He's great, but just not a sniper. He might be a top 5 sniper on the Penguins.
I even said he wasn't a sniper, but I am curious to know who the four are who ahead of him on the Pens.

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02-12-2013, 11:21 PM
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In his 50 goal season there was a lot of nasty snipes .He actually has a great shot, but as always HF refuses to admit he is any good at anything.
Weird, I'm agreeing with Saku on something.

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