2013 Fantasy Hockey: C Sidney Crosby Back On Top

By Adam McGill
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A couple seasons ago, Pittsburgh Penguins C Sidney Crosby was without a doubt the number one pick in every fantasy hockey draft around the country. He posted two 100-point seasons in a row and was anchoring thousands of fantasy squads. He truly looked like the new face of the Pens.

However, Crosby unfortunately missed a staggering 60 games back in 2011 due to concussion issues. He also missed time last year with concussion symptoms and a broken jaw. Needless to say, the injuries concerned many fantasy owners heading in the 2013 season and it caused his value to drop a little. He was still a first round pick this fall, but he wasn’t the first overall pick like he has been in previous fantasy seasons.

Crosby has been on fire through the first month of the season, though. The center is currently leading the entire NHL with 18 points (8 goals/10 assists) and is filling the box score on a nightly basis for fantasy owners. He has also added two power-play goals and four power-play helpers to his impressive early-season stat line.

It is vintage Crosby and the four-time All-Star is once again dominating the fantasy world this year. He has put to rest all the rumors about his health and looks to be on track to play in almost every game this season.

Sid the Kid is back and fantasy fans couldn’t be happier.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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