When it's time to name the best NHL player in history, active or not, the debate always rages. Was it Gretzky? Would it have been Lemieux without the injuries? How about Richard, Howe or even Orr? Tough call, and we won't solve it today anyway.
However, Sidney Crosby had an amazing game today, collecting a hat trick during the 4-0 victory against the Panthers.
This puts him in a tie with Connor McDavid for top pointer in the league with 80 points. He also pulled clear of Brad Marchand with his 40th goal, creating a 3 goals lead against the Bruins forward.
All these facts make Sindey Crosby a contender for the Hart Memorial trophy, the Ted Lindsay award, the Maurice Richard trophy and the Art Ross trophy. That's excluding the always possible trophies in the leadership and community engagement section. Obviously, an additional Stanley Cup ring is also possible this year.
Phew! What a year for Sidney.