Just weeks before the start of the regular season, Sidney Crosby clearly has high expectations for Oilers captain Connor McDavid.
Last season, the Alberta-based club’s No. 97 earned 153 points, marking the highest tally by an NHL player since Mario Lemieux during the 1995-96 season. The Pittsburgh Penguins legend then colored the score sheet 161 times.
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Pens captain Sidney Crosby appears to have high expectations for the first overall pick of the 2015 draft. He even believes the Oilers star can rack up 170 or more points this year.
“I mean I didn’t think he was going to be within reach of 150 points, but he found a way to get there,” he said, according to NHL.com. So I don’t think anything is out of the question for him in terms of numbers.
The 36-year-old also reiterated his desire to play alongside McDavid for Canada. Athletes are likely to have the opportunity to do so, with the National League’s deputy commissioner announcing that organizing an international competition was in the plans.
Last season, Crosby scored 33 goals and 60 assists for 93 points in 82 games.
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