23 November 2010
Here is just a few exerpts but really the whole article is worth your time
Steven Stamkos and Sidney Crosby have separated themselves from their peers a quarter of the way into the NHL season, racking up points at a rate not seen around the league in 15 years.
They both sat at 35 points through Monday's games — putting them on pace to top 130. That hasn't happened since Mario Lemieux captured the Art Ross Trophy with 161 points in 1995-96.
"All those top players want to be considered the best," Penguins GM Ray Shero said Tuesday. "Whether it was last year with the Rocket Richard when (Crosby) scored 51 and then Stamkos scored 51 as well — I think between them it was a bit of a race. It went down to the final day of the year.
"I would think (the scoring race) is in the back of their mind (now). They're cognizant of it."