PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – All-time NHL great Scotty Bowman knows a thing or two about the NHL, and when he says a player should be in the conversation among the all-time greats, you listen.

That’s exactly what Starkey and Mueller did when Bowman joined their show to talk about the Pens’ Stanley Cup run and Sidney Crosby’s place among the NHL’s all-time elite.

“He’s got a bunch of trophies, you know, I don’t know how you wouldn’t think of him,” Bowman said. “He’s still got time left.”

Bowman also looked at what the Pens have accomplished as a whole going back-to-back as Cup champs and how they compare to the only other team in the 2000s that has had even close to the same level of success in the Chicago Blackhawks.

“The Blackhawks never won back-to-back. They’ve gone about it a bit differently,” Bowman said. “Those two teams, if you look at the Pittsburgh Penguins, are kind of mirror images.”

Click the audio to hear more from Bowman on these topics and more as he also discussed whether or not Jim Rutherford is worthy of Hall-of-Fame consideration right now.

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