I think if you look at situation opponents and current play... Taylor Hall could get there...
-Has 20 points in last 12 games
-Needs 20 points in next 12 to tie Crosby
vs. CGY X 2... 4 pts in 2 GP
vs. VAN X 2... 4 pts in 3 GP
vs. LAK... 2 pts in 2 GP
vs. ANH X 3... no GP
vs. PHX... 1 pt in 1 GP
vs. MIN X 2... 0 pts in 1 GP
vs. COL... 7 pts in 4 GP
vs. CHI... 2 pts in 1 GP
Calgary Colorado lottery teams... so chance for blowouts... Edmonton has Chicago and Vancouver number recently... X factor is Anaheim and Minny... Hall has never scored a ton against either
Still though he is "in the zone" and as hot as any player in NHL right now...
I think Crosby still wins. It doesn't seem like he should actually be out that long (with the new titanium plates they're using vs wiring the jaw shut). If he plays 5-7 more games, I think he scores enough to hang onto the top spot.