NHL.com asked Sidney Crosby whether Connor McDavid could put 170 points this season and he wouldn’t rule it out.
“I mean, I didn’t think 150 was going to be in the cards for him but he found a way to get there,” Crosby told Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com. “So, I don’t think anything is out of the question for him as far as numbers are concerned…He just finds a way to find another level time and time again, so I would never bet against him.”
McDavid’s 153 points last season were the most by any player since Mario Lemieux registered 161 in 1995-96. No player has accumulated 170 or more since Lemieux had 199 in 1988-89.
To put that into perspective for Red Wings fans, the franchise hasn’t boasted a 100-point scorer since 1995-96 when Sergei Fedorov totaled 107 in 1995-96. Fedorov, Steve Yzerman, Gordie Howe, Marcel Dionne and John Ogrodnick are the only players in Red Wings’ history to put up 100 or more points. Last season, Dylan Larkin led the Red Wings with 79 points
Red Wings’ Next Game
Thursday at Washington. The Red Wings have today off. No practices.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Bob Duff writes that Nate Danielson is impressive in his preseason debut with the Red Wings.
- Michael Rasmussen has no problem playing on the wing if that is best for the team.
- Alex DeBrincat and Shayne Gostisbehere show how they can help Detroit’s power play.
- Red Wings need more out of Jonatan Berggren
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New Jersey: Goalie Cory Schneider is retiring from the NHL. New Jersey Devils.
Pittsburgh: The Penguins put Mark Pysyk on the long-term injury list. He was in camp on a PTO. He signed with Detroit last season, and then suffered a long-term injury. Pittsburgh Penguins.
San Jose: Sheng Peng writes top prospects William Eklund and Shakir Mukhamadullin look good in 4-2 loss to Anaheim Mighty Ducks. San Jose Sharks.