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To say a great deal of hype surrounded Mc David as a youngster would be an understatement.
In 2012, Hockey Canada waived its normal eligibility rules — which dictate that players can’t suit up at the major junior level until they’re 16-years-old — and allowed Mc David to enter the Ontario Hockey League draft at age 15.
According to save percentage — a good benchmark for goaltending performance — netminders were 11 points worse across the league during Crosby’s first two years than they have been during Mc David’s.
From 2005-06 to 2006-07, the league’s average save percentage was .903; from 2015-16 to 2016-17, it’s .914.
But if we run the same adjusted scoring formula as above for Gretzky’s first two seasons, he produced 190 adjusted points per 127 games in his first pair of NHL seasons — 26 more than Mc David and 11 more than Crosby.
(This just in: Gretzky was amazing.) So Mc David may be running a bit behind the Great One, but he’s pretty close to Crosby’s level.
And although Mc David has been held to 2 points in the Oilers’ four first-round playoff games against the San Jose Sharks, the series is tied, and Mc David is driving possession the way he did during the regular season.
Hockey-Reference.com’s system of adjusting statistics takes a player’s raw numbers and normalizes them to a league where six goals and 10 assists are recorded per game. well, he notched an insane 240 points per 127 games in his first two seasons, doesn’t have individual game logs dating back as far as the early 1980s, so we’ll have to base the comparison on Gretzky’s points per game in his first two seasons.
For one thing, Crosby’s first two seasons (2005--07) were also the two highest-scoring NHL campaigns since the 2004-05 lockout.
During those two seasons, teams averaged 9 percent more goals per game than in the two years since Mc David entered the league.
None of this is to say Mc David is guaranteed to match what Crosby has accomplished; Sid the Kid is probably still the best player in the world (at least according to that Gretzky guy) and is one of the best players to ever take the ice.
But when you consider that Mc David is performing roughly as well as Crosby was at the same stage of his career, you get the sense that we’re all lucky to witness his ascent.