"Am I getting more space out there? Really?" the captain came back in basically repeating my question, this after his 26th goal sparked the Penguins past the Hurricanes, 3-2, Wednesday night at PPG Paints Arena. "No, I wouldn't say that at all. I wouldn't say there's space out there."
Yep. So predictable.
And, with all due respect, demonstrably wrong.
See, Crosby isn't just a great hockey player. He's the greatest hockey player on the planet. And with all due respect to a handful of others, including Evgeni Malkin, there currently isn't a close second.
For one, he's now, after this goal, leading the NHL in scoring despite missing the first six games: