When the fantasy hockey season started, many people were unsure about how good Pittsburgh Penguins C Sidney Crosby was going to be. He was coming off a 2011-12 season in which he only played in 22 games due to serious concussion problems, so naturally his fantasy value fell this year.
However, here we are with only a couple weeks left in the season, and Crosby has completely silenced all of his critics. Sid the Kid is currently leading the entire NHL with 52 points in 32 games and is playing better than anyone else in fantasy hockey.
Crosby may only have scored a rather mediocre 13 goals so far this season, which ties him for 18th best in the league, but he has matured into the best distributor in the game. He is leading the NHL with 39 assists and is averaging over an assist per contest. Crosby has the ability to dominate the assist category each week and fantasy owners couldn’t ask for more from a first round pick.
Crosby is also boasting an outstanding +/- of +25, which is almost unheard of in the modern day NHL. He is having quality shifts every time he is on the ice, which helps tremendously in fantasy leagues that count +/- as a roto-league category.
Crosby has taken back his spot as the most dangerous player in hockey and once again deserves to be the fantasy hockey MVP.