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I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:46 am

Is one of the best hockey players in Penguins history :pop:
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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby Azkar on Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:54 am

He's not even the best player on his team, he'd be nothing without Kunitz carrying him. :roll:
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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby Bioshock on Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:03 am

shafnutz05 wrote:Is one of the best hockey players in Penguins history :pop:


He's no Chris Kunitz.

Scrub.
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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby newarenanow on Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:05 am

If we had Patrick Kane, his deeking alone would make him the greatest Penguin ever, or so says Semin and the Boston blogger.
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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby CERV96 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:14 am

I honestly think we should have traded him and kept Staal. Plus, I think that he needs to be off of the 1st power play.

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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby slappybrown on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:12 am

Shad, you rascal.
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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby Admin on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:13 am

Okay, I'll play. Is he second or third best ever?
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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby slappybrown on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:19 am

Hard to say he's in front of Jagr at this point IMO.
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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:21 am

Admin wrote:Okay, I'll play. Is he second or third best ever?


Do you mean that he would be the second or third best player or the second or third player to be the best ever?
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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby relantel on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:22 am

Admin wrote:Okay, I'll play. Is he second or third best ever?

He may be the most complete player in Pens history. Which doesn't touch your question :pop:
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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby newarenanow on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:23 am

I think by the end of his career he'll be #2 above Jagr, but he isn't there yet IMO.

Lemieux will always be #1.
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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:24 am

newarenanow wrote:Lemieux will always be #1.


What if we have a player one day that averages 150 points a season for 15 years?
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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby slappybrown on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:27 am

shafnutz05 wrote:
newarenanow wrote:Lemieux will always be #1.


What if we have a player one day that averages 150 points a season for 15 years?

WHAT IF ITS AUSTIN LEMIEUX AND YOU AND NAN ARE BOTH RIGHT?

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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby The Snapshot on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:29 am

Admin wrote:Okay, I'll play. Is he second or third best ever?


The fact that was mentioned on the telecast the other night is amazing. He is the 1st overall pick who plays with 2 undrafted wingers who are now posting amazing numbers in a shortened season. These are both effective players in their own right, and deserve to be where they are, but that is just very interesting to ponder.

People talk about the Kip Millers and Errol Thompsons and Warren Youngs - but he has to be considered 2nd overall because these guys were always less than they are today without him. Jagr to me was a great player, but not in every year since he hit the league. He grew to that point and then failed in Washington. This is not a knock on Malkin, but he is better when Sid is out, almost as if he is engulfed by Sid's talent.
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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby CERV96 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:30 am

If you want a good laugh do yourselves a favor and follow @cockycrosby on twitter. Funny stuff
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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:35 am

If its as good as Tom Brady's Ego, i'm in.
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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby mikey287 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:38 am

Best players in our history (as of today):
1. Mario Lemieux
2. Jaromir Jagr
3. Sidney Crosby
4. Evgeni Malkin

(can make a case to switch 3/4 if you really wanted to, especially if you believe staying healthy is a skill). No one else broaches that long-standing peak from 5 on down...no one has gotten into the "less discuss it" territory for #2 yet. If anyone gets near #1, we will have celebrated many Stanley Cups, I would think, in the mean time...
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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby DudeMan2766 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:41 am

CERV96 wrote:If you want a good laugh do yourselves a favor and follow @cockycrosby on twitter. Funny stuff


Along those lines follow @condescendingTorts.

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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby CERV96 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:41 am

Idoit40fans wrote:If its as good as Tom Brady's Ego, i'm in.


Definitly not as good. TBE posts a lot more.
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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby Kovy27 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:06 am

Where's Gary Roberts?
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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby slipshod on Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:21 am

mikey287 wrote:Best players in our history (as of today):
1. Mario Lemieux
2. Jaromir Jagr
3. Sidney Crosby
4. Evgeni Malkin

(can make a case to switch 3/4 if you really wanted to, especially if you believe staying healthy is a skill). No one else broaches that long-standing peak from 5 on down...no one has gotten into the "less discuss it" territory for #2 yet. If anyone gets near #1, we will have celebrated many Stanley Cups, I would think, in the mean time...



Ron Francis says hello from #5
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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby mikey287 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:23 am

Hi. Doesn't have the peak to be in the discussion for #4 though. I would place him 5th though.
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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby Rylan on Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:24 am

lol if staying healthy is a skill then both Malkin and Crosby have a skill they need to increase. Spend some of the XP points on durability would be nice.
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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby Azkar on Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:35 am

Rylan wrote:lol if staying healthy is a skill then both Malkin and Crosby have a skill they need to increase. Spend some of the XP points on durability would be nice.


if staying healthy was a skill, Mario would be dead last.
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Re: I'm beginning to think that Crosby....

Postby DesertPenguin on Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:36 am

slipshod wrote:
mikey287 wrote:Best players in our history (as of today):
1. Mario Lemieux
2. Jaromir Jagr
3. Sidney Crosby
4. Evgeni Malkin

(can make a case to switch 3/4 if you really wanted to, especially if you believe staying healthy is a skill). No one else broaches that long-standing peak from 5 on down...no one has gotten into the "less discuss it" territory for #2 yet. If anyone gets near #1, we will have celebrated many Stanley Cups, I would think, in the mean time...



Ron Francis says hello from #5

Coffey and Murphy figure somewhere into the top 10 as well, though they didn't spend the majority of their careers in Pittsburgh.
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