malksby8771 wrote:Just ran some numbers...It would take four straight 130 point pace seasons of playing around 70+ games in each season for Crosby to catch Mike Bossy for third all time in career points per game. That's really difficult but not impossible since he's been scoring on 131 point pace since October 2010 so anything is possible.
Keep in mind that he may possibly catch him but staying there would be another story. We're looking at Crosby while he's in his prime. He hasn't had the down side of his career yet, whatever that is going to be. The thing that some of those guys above him have in common is that they retired early and thus didn't hang around long as their abilities faded. Bossy and Orr retired at 30 due to injuries. Lemieux, for that matter, originally was over two points per game and was number one all-time even above Gretzky when he originally retired in his early 30's. Coming back dropped Mario below Gretzky. Anyway, Sid could peak at a higher points per game than he's at now but it may not stay there. Then again, who knows how abrupt the end of his career could be. Sorry I even had to mention it.