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The Evolution of Sidney Crosby


"You realize over that period of time that you just want to compete and be with your team and go through all the normal things that an NHL season brings. I'm just excited for that," Crosby said.

"I always thought I appreciated the game; I'd be the first one to say that I don't think I took it for granted. I've always worked hard and realized how lucky I am and tried to make the most of my opportunity to play in the NHL.

"But all that being said, I think I do appreciate it even more than I did before. Going through that, I think anyone would probably feel the same way. It's tough when you can't play. You get used to that, and then I think you realize how much passion you do have for the game and how much you do love it."

Sidney Crosby, on his return to playing...

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Thag's avatar

Damn, that ESPN just loves them some Crosby, don’t they.  I sincerely hope that the concussion thing is history, and that he plays a full season, but I really think Malkin will be the story coming out of Pittsburgh this year.  He is in his prime and in game shape.

Posted by Thag from DC on 01/18/13 at 11:06 AM ET

LivinLaVidaLockout's avatar

Darn, I was hoping this was a Pokemon article.

Posted by LivinLaVidaLockout on 01/18/13 at 11:14 AM ET

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