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Crosby Simply A Special Player

from Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

If this Crosby kid ever gets his timing down, look out.

Are you watching this?

Are you watching this?

I ask twice because it’s easy to take Sidney Crosby’s magnificence for granted. He returns after missing several months, and it’s like, “Of course he’s lapping the field in points per game. That’s what he does.”

Nobody does this.

Check that. Mario Lemieux did this, and then some. He made the most remarkable comeback in sports history. Returned from 3.5 years of retirement, at age 35, and immediately became the most prolific point producer in the NHL.

You won’t see that again.

But if you blink — or spend even a nanosecond worrying about Crosby’s career-long 11-game goal drought — you might miss something special.

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MoreShoot's avatar

He pees spring water and farts fresh air, too.

Posted by MoreShoot on 03/22/12 at 02:26 PM ET

JMK's avatar

He pees spring water and farts fresh air, too.

Only on Thursdays.  wink

Posted by JMK on 03/22/12 at 02:34 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

I kept waiting for him to say it was Crosby who cured Mario’s cancer.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 03/22/12 at 07:29 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

lets See to AMWings fans trolling on a Sid column HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM who would of ever thought that would happen

Posted by Evilpens on 03/22/12 at 08:07 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Fortunately we have a troll to troll the trolls.

(and a troll to troll the troll who trolls the trolls now).

Come on, Flashtastic, let’s keep it going!

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 03/22/12 at 08:39 PM ET

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Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 03/22/12 at 06:39 PM ET

Did you just call me a troll?

I was wondering, though Evilpens, how’s that Kunitz/Crosby/Dupuis line clicking?  That goddamn Crosby always gets what he wants.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 03/22/12 at 08:45 PM ET

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Malkin and Datsyuk just stiffs.  He is a great player but the Canadian media has turned him into a deity.  I still don’t think he is on a par waith Gretzky and Lemieux.  Ceurrently he’s top 5.

Posted by 13 user names on 03/22/12 at 08:59 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Did you just call me a troll?

The shoe’s a little big for you, but you’ve been known to step in shit to make it fit a little tighter.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 03/22/12 at 09:21 PM ET

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Posted by 13 user names on 03/22/12 at 06:59 PM ET

In defense of the article, Malkin and Datsyuk have never missed the amount of time Crosby has to warrant this kind of adulation about some assists.  The comparison, here, to Lemieux is apt.  I don’t think anyone is saying that Crosby is as good as Lemieux or Gretzky, here.

The comparison was going to be made because they’ve both missed large amounts of time because of injury/illness - that’s not even taking into account that they both played in Pittsburgh.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 03/22/12 at 07:21 PM ET

Meh.  You Wings fans get me riled up sometimes.  Haha.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 03/22/12 at 09:31 PM ET

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This is the most nauseating article written this season by far. It exceeds anything Cox, Brooks or Garrioch has written and that is tough to do.

Posted by timbits on 03/22/12 at 11:16 PM ET

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I can tolerate a “Praise be to Crosby” article coming from his home market.

It’s the ones that come from NHL.com and national hockey outlets that are nauseating.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 03/23/12 at 11:08 AM ET

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