If you live in Canada, you know the name Sidney Crosby. There isnt a single Canadian who is unfamiliar with the name. Maybe they cant tell you what team he is with, or what position he plays, but they know his name as well as Wayne Gretzky or Tim Hortons.
Sid "The Kid" is starting to become Sid "The Man" & is not disappointing his club team the Pittsburgh Penguins in using their 1st overall pick in the NHL Draft on him in 2005.
At 22 years of age Sid has literally done it all. His trophy case looks more like the Hockey Hall Of Fame display case. 1 World Junior Gold Medal, 1 Stanley Cup, 1 Hart, 1 Pearson, 3X NHL all-star. CHL Rookie of the year, 2X CHL player of the year, scoring champion, QMJHL Rookie of the year, top scorer, playoff MVP, not to mention 2X winner of the Lou Marsh Award as top athlete in Canada. All of that (minus the 2nd Marsh award) accomplished before his 22nd birthday. He is also the youngest team captain of a Stanley Cup winner in history.
As the centre piece of the Canadian offense, Sid will be relied on heavily to perform & produce. No one doubts he will do it either. On a team filled with superstars, Sidney will still very likely outshine them all by miles. Its something hes been doing since a young age, and still does even today in the best hockey league in the world, the NHL.
The Olympics is 1 goal Sidney has yet to conquer. Only being 18 the last time the Olympics were played, Sid was not chosen to the team, even though some fans suggested he should of been even then. 2010 is Sidneys coming out party for the Olympics, and most people will expect him to shine bright.
After a sluggish start to this year, Sid is on a roll now. With 57 points, 30 of them goals, Sid is currently sitting 4th in the NHL scoring race, and 2nd in the goals race. He seems to be finally finding his groove, and for Canadian hockey fans, it couldnt come at a better time with the Olympics less than a month away.
Expect big things at the 2010 Winter Olympic games from Sid the Kid...err the Man.
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