Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/04/05 at 09:38 AM ET
, There is the on-ice side of hockey, which 2005 No. 1 overall draft pick Sidney Crosby proved he had an exceptional handle on even as a 16-year-old. Then there is the business side of hockey, which for Crosby also started around the age of 16. Now, with Penguins training camp opening on Sept. 13, Crosby already has a broad appeal as unique as his talent. At the age of 18, Crosby has three major endorsement deals, including one that's made him the face of Reebok's new Rbk Hockey line. He has his own professionally managed Web site, www.crosby87.com, with a link to the Crosby e-store where fans can pre-order an autographed Penguins jersey (Crosby won't actually sign any Penguins merchandise until he makes the team) for close to $700. Agent Pat Brisson said the site averages 140,000 hits per day.
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