Originally Posted by FightingIsGood
Uh yeah. Crosby has missed the equivalent of a full season due to injury. Before then, he was assaulting the league. Still put up good numbers in his limited action last season, and is right now looking to win yet another scoring title despite not being at his best for much of the season so far.
But yeah, he suuuuuuuuuuuuucks.
I like Giroux and all, but call me when he actually wins something.
Nobody said he sucks. Well, he does suck, but not at hockey.
He's played 434 NHL games to 285 for Giroux. Yes, Crosby has been injured but it goes to Giroux's toughness that he's only missed a grand total of 5 games since the beginning of his first full NHL season.
Giroux has been to the Finals and if he had Fleury in net over Michael Leighton he very well may have won something. Kind of like had he been on the Olympic roster in 2010 he would have a gold medal too. Besides, it's not as if the Flyers aren't winning Cups because of a lack of production on Giroux's part. He's brought it in the playoffs every season. Furthermore, and I know you've heard this ad nausea at this point, but not every team can tank 3 seasons in a row and load their team with #1 picks. Those other guys played a bit of a part in Crosby's success, wouldn't you say?
Crosby obviously got off to a better start to his career and is obviously a better point getter barring last season, but it's unfair to compare awards at this point in their respective careers.
I don't predict fights because it's a total crap shoot but f*ck it, Crosby and his 30 extra pounds vs. Giroux tonight.