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09-20-2013, 11:55 PM
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Where do you rank Crosby among centers on the all-time list?

Based on some of the ignorant arguments I have heard in the General Hockey Talk section (placing Crosby as the 3rd or 4th best center of all-time) where do you rank him among centers?

I personally have him at around the 17th position.

1. Gretzky
2. Lemieux
3. Beliveau
4. Mikita
5. Messier
6. Morenz
7. Esposito
8. Clarke
9. Trottier
10. Sakic
11. Yzerman
12. Dionne
13. Forsberg
14. Lindros
15. Malkin
16. Crosy
17. Gilmour
18. Federov

Is Crosby a top 10 all-time center? Posting your top 10 lists would be greatly appreciated.


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1. Wayne Gretzky
2. Mario Lemieux
3. Jean Beliveau
4. Stan Mikita
5. Howie Morenz
6. Bobby Clarke
7. Mark Messier
8. Bryan Trottier
9. Phil Esposito
10. Joe Sakic

Crosby's a bit down the list... top 20, bordering on top 15. I would have him ahead of Lindros and Malkin.

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Based on some of the ignorant arguments I have heard in the General Hockey Talk section (placing Crosby as the 3rd or 4th best center of all-time) where do you rank him among centers?

I personally have him at around the 14th position.

1. Gretzky
2. Lemieux
3. Beliveau
4. Messier
5. Esposito
6. Clarke
7. Trottier
8. Sakic
9. Yzerman
10. Dionne
11. Forsberg
12. Lindros
13. Malkin
14. Crosy
15. Gilmour/ Fedorov

Is Crosby a top 10 all-time center? Posting your top 10 lists would be greatly appreciated.
I'll bite, other than trophy counting it's pretty ahrd to defend Malkin being ahead of Sid.

and no he isn't a top 10 center of all time but he is well on his way to being one even with a little bit of health.

Right now is there anyone not named Wayne and Mario with a better 1st 8 NHL seasons at center?

Or put another way a better resume at 25?

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I'll bite, other than trophy counting it's pretty ahrd to defend Malkin being ahead of Sid.

and no he isn't a top 10 center of all time but he is well on his way to being one even with a little bit of health.

Right now is there anyone not named Wayne and Mario with a better 1st 8 NHL seasons at center?

Or put another way a better resume at 25?
Yes, Eric Lindros who's first 8 seasons (not including the trophy count) was more impressive than Crosby's. Lindros was a better faceoff man with a mean streak not seen since well never, when healthy, Lindros was more intimidating and punishing than Messier, Clarke, Trottier and Howe were.

While we're at it, Dionne's first 8-9 seasons also trump Crosby's if we go by points and PPG only (since it is pretty much what Crosby's defenders use).

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I'm closing this one as interfering with the ongoing top centers project.

If you want to compare Crosby to specific players (like the Forsberg comparison), that's totally fine. But let's hold off on outright ranking the position we are currently doing a project on.


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