With Alex Ovechkin's 32 goal of the season against the NY Islanders this afternoon, he ties Mario Lemieux for 10th on the all time NHL goal scoring list.
As you can see, Yzerman and Messier, just ahead at 9th and 8th, will be passed up this season, then all that is left will be 700 career goals, then Mike Gartner (708) and Phil Esposito (717) just beyond that.
I think Ovie makes 700 THIS year....barring injury of course.
Still plenty of games left in the season, he is still a beast on th
I'm going to guess if Crosby shot as often as Ovechkin did, his goal totals would be a lot higher. The same can be said about Gretzky. Ovechkin is a great goal scorer, and he finally figured out to win a cup you have to be more than just a goal suck. But he spend a lot of his career being one.
I remember Crosby being a better player than Ovechkin for most of his career. Also a perennial cup contender. It's taken OV a looooong time to figure how to win. It's not all about him.
I used to say if you wanted goals, take Ovechkin...if you want championships, take Crosby.
People don't remember Gretz because of his assists? BS. It's widely known you could throw his goals away and he'd still be the alltime points leader.
As a Flyer fan Clarke is my alltime
Well...better make it 692nd on Ovie's career, as he just put in his 34th of the year, scores a hat trick against the Islanders today and has NOW tied Stevie Y himself for 9th all time on the NHL goal scoring list.
And away he goes.....
Entering today, Crosby's production numbers for his career...
454 G, 785 A over 963 GP.
So, no, Crosby is still about two seasons away from 500, taking into account his injury history, maybe three.