Like I mentioned in an earlier post, this NHL season is one for milestones. Having already seen Alex Ovechkin reach his 1,000 point plateau, its almost that time to see Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby reach it as well.
As of the game Saturday night against the St. Louis Blues, Crosby is just three points away from recording 1,000 points over his NHL career. Recording 1,000 points is an impressive feat in itself, but Crosby amps up the anti by doing it in just 752 games, over a 12 year career thus far.
I may be biased because I am a fan, but Crosby’s journey to this milestone has been a special one. Most notably Crosby was for a rather extended period of time following a severe concussion. Not to mentioned after his along awaited return from the concussion, bad luck struck him and the team again after he took a slap-shot off the face, breaking his jaw and knocking out his teeth.
One has to wonder, how long would it have taken the super-star if he hadn’t had such long injury spells? We may never know, but what we do know is that everyone is watching Crosby is witnessing history, as one of the best players to ever play the game on ice. Having won two Stanley Cups as well as two Olympic gold medals, Crosby’s career has been nothing less than spectacular.
As someone who has been a fan since the beginning of his illustrious career, I can’t wait to see Crosby score than final point in making history. Even if he becomes the 86th player in NHL history to do. So close Sidney, so close to 87.