Crosby Wins Scoring Title

By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 9, 2007 12:50 PM CDT
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(Newser) – At 19 and in his second season, Pittsburgh's Sidney "Sid the Kid" Crosby has won the league scoring title at 120 points and is taking his team to the playoffs. He's achieved both milestones in far less time than it took Mario "Super Mario" Lemieux, the Penguins' current owner and former heartthrob phenom. 

Alan Robinson says the comparison to Wayne Gretsky is more apt; at 19, Gretsky took his Oilers to the playoffs for the first time. Gretsky's Oilers were seeded 16 and lost to Philly in 3 games; Crosby's talent-rich, experience-poor Penguins hope to parlay their five-seed in the East into something a bit more lasting.