Commentary

Sidney Crosby's historic season

Why the Penguins star may be the best forward of the modern era

Updated: April 12, 2011, 2:51 PM ET
By Kent Wilson | Hockey Prospectus
Sidney CrosbyLen Redkoles/NHLI/Getty ImagesSidney Crosby has been unstoppable so far this season for Pittsburgh.

With Sidney Crosby sporting a 10-point lead over Steven Stamkos in the Art Ross race and a 10-goal, 18-point gap between himself and Alexander Ovechkin, The Kid is pulling away from the pack this season and clearly showing himself to be the preeminent forward of his generation. That greatness becomes even more impressive when put into the context of this season and, if it continues, could rank this campaign as one of the best in NHL history.