Thursday, March 14, 2013
Sidney Crosby is Darn Good
Interestingly while Crosby has to this point played the equivalent of one full season in his age 23, 24, 25 seasons, Lemieux in the same seasons played 158 games or two full seasons. Gretzky, in his age 23, 24, 25 seasons played 234 games or three full seasons. The scoring totals for each in these respective seasons are as follows:
Crosby, Lemieux, Gretzky in their Age 23, 24 & 25 seasons (GP-G-A-Pts)
Of course the league scoring rates have fluctuated dramatically over the years. In the three years in question for Gretzky the scoring average was close to 8 goals per game. In Lemieux's three years in question the average was 7.25 and in Crosby's last three years the league scoring average has been 5.55 per game. Equalizing all three seasons to 8.00 the average season of each is (G-A-Pts):
Three very similar scoring rates. It just displays exactly how impressive Crosby has been both before and after his concussion problems.