Sidney Crosby: What Injuries and the Lockout Have Cost Penguins Star

December 20th, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »

Sidney Crosby is one of the most accomplished NHL players of his generation.

Unfortunately, injuries and the current lockout have forced Crosby to miss quite a few regular-season and playoff games over the last two-plus seasons.

Crosby is healthy and ready to play, which is one reason why hockey fans want the work stoppage to end as quickly as possible.

Let's look at what Crosby might have accomplished if he was fully healthy over the last two years, and there was no NHL lockout going on right now.



Crosby's offensive production last season was unbelievable (1.68 points per game), and even though he only played in 22 regular season games, you could see that he was back to his old superstar form.

The Penguins star played in 371 games before he suffered a concussion during the 2010-11 season when injury forced him to miss a lot of games. That's an average of 74.2 games per year (total of five seasons from 2005-06 through 2009-10). In those five year's Crosby put up 506 points, or an average of 101.2 points per season.

Using his yearly averages of 74.2 games and ...

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