Around the Rink: What’s Wrong with Sidney Crosby in 2015-16?

November 19th, 2015 by Adrian Dater Leave a reply »

You look at the player statistics of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and you think the typographers must have made a mistake with Sidney Crosby's.

Maybe they mistakenly aligned the numbers of Matt Cullen or Beau Bennett with Crosby's name because, well, these can't be right: Eighteen games played, two goals, seven assists, minus-eight. Certainly, these can't be the numbers for the 28-year-old best hockey player of his generation.

But entering Thursday's game against the Colorado Avalanche, those are indeed the real numbers.

What started out as dismissive media stories to the effect of "Hey, everybody can have a slow first week or two—Sid will get 'er rollin' quick" have lately become "Hey, what's goin' on with Sid???"

The Penguins' 11-7-0 record has prevented what otherwise surely would be outright panic in Steeltown over No. 87's stark drop in his usual production.

Crosby's career points-per-game average of 1.39 ranks fifth among all-time NHL leaders. He remains the de facto face of the game, the one name that always gets ratings, sells papers, generates clicks ...

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