To be 10th in NHL scoring as an 18-year-old on a bad team with an organization teetering on extinction is truly amazing. No rookie has had to be his team's best player, be used as commodity to get a new arena built and save a franchise. Sid is 34-51-85 right now. Last July, I was a lonely voice in a shopping mall music store projecting Crosby at 38-63-101 for his rookie season. Well Sidney, I need four goals and 12 assists in the last eight games for you to make me look good. A season with a healthy Mario Lemieux and Zigmund Palffy would probably have had him at around 100 points. Crosby still has a shot, anyway, remarkable for someone so young who has been asked to carry so much. His vision and sturdy core should give him a relatively long career. As his team improves and he becomes a man, Crosby will have a couple of seasons like 60-100-160.
This was in an article where he was asked who are the 10 players under 30 most likely to make the Hall of Fame.