Sunday, July 24, 2005

Bringing Crosby Expectations Back to Earth

James Mirtle has a good post over at his blog about keeping our expectations realistic for Sidney Crosby.

At 5-foot-11, Crosby's not going to overpower any of the defensemen in the NHL. Granted, his speed, athleticism and the physical power of his lower body will do wonders as a rookie, but keep in mind that he's not Eric Lindros, a behemoth who can push his way into scoring position.

I'm hyped about this kid too but James is right; if we start expecting 100 point seasons at 18, we are only setting ourselves up to be disappointed.