Will Sidney Crosby Win the Scoring Title Again this Season?

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Sep 26, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) skaes with the puck against the Dallas Stars during the second period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

1. Steven Stamkos

Perhaps the biggest threat to Crosby’s third Art Ross is goal-scoring monster Steven Stamkos. At only 24 years old, Stamkos has established himself as the unequivocal best in the world at putting pucks in the twine. Ovechkin may have had a resurgence last year with a 51-goal season, but the flashy Russian’s career has been spiraling downward for the last several seasons as Stamkos has improved year in and year out.

After having his Olympic year cut off by a devastating injury, Stamkos will be back hungrier than ever to reclaim his top spot in the goal-scoring column, and with six years of NHL experience under his belt at this point, he’ll finally look to contend for his first scoring title.

Considering his unmatched fitness level, his ability to score any way he chooses, and his role as the central offensive option in Tampa Bay, Stamkos certainly has all the tools to make a dangerous Art Ross bid.