NHL Lockout: Sidney Crosby Could Be Best Player in the KHL…Ever

September 22nd, 2012 by Suraj Sukumar Leave a reply »
Sidney Crosby is considered the best hockey player in the world. 

While his teammate (and friend) Evgeni Malkin would be next in line, the dominance of Crosby throughout his career is simply astounding. 

Recent reports have suggested that Crosby could be on his way to play with Malkin in the KHL. 

If Crosby were to play in the KHL, it would be almost unfair. 

The 'almost' is simply being nice about it. Let the statistical explanation begin. 

Crosby is a career 1.403 points-per-game player, just behind names like Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy.

Not to mention, his career average tops those of Bobby Orr and Peter Forsberg. 

The only active players that come close to him are Malkin, Jaromir Jagr and Alex Ovechkin, in that order.

Still not convinced?

Let's consider the KHL.

The most dominant player—the Sidney Crosby of Russia—is Alexander Radulov.

In 54 games played, Radulov currently holds the record for most assists and points in a regular season with 60 and 80 respectively, which is a point-per-game avera ...

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