Projections: Will Malkin, Crosby both top 70 points in 2013?
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1:00am - Sat, Jan 19th, 2013 by DePaoli
During the 1994-1995 shortened season of 48 games, Eric Lindros and Jaromir Jagr both led the league with 70 points. Jagr averaged 1.46 points per game and Lindros who missed two games, averaged 1.52 points per game.
Will Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin both top 70 points in 2013?
Malkin who comes into this season already playing a half season in the KHL, averaged 1.45 points per game in 2011-2012 during his Art Ross Trophy winning season. Playing all 48 games and remaining on the same points per game, pace Malkin would have a 70 point season.
In his career, Malkin has averaged 1.45 points per game in 2011-2012, 0.86 points per game in 2010-2011, 1.14 points in 2009-2010, 1.38 points per game in 2008-2009, 1.29 points per game in 2007-2008 and 1.09 points per game in 2006-2007.
Despite Malkin coming into the season in game ready shape, is Sidney Crosby the better bet to top 70 and lead the league in scoring?
Since 2010-2011 season, Sidney Crosby has averaged 1.63 points per game: DePaoli breaks down the numbers and will Crosby top 70?
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