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The Things We Forget, Part 9: Sidney Crosby

From ESPN The Magazine:

The Things We Forget, Part 9: Sidney Crosby
The Kid lost his first Cup Finals. So did a guy named Gretzky.

Until 2008, Sidney Crosby had always been the future. But after he, Evgeni Malkin and the rest of the youthful Penguins—with the notable exception of 118-year-old Gary Roberts—reached the Stanley Cup Finals to face the Detroit Red Wings, Crosby became, even in defeat, something like the present. He found himself in a space he had never before occupied, one that sheltered him from questions about what would happen next. For seven blessed weeks, he didn’t have to think beyond now. “When you’re on a run like that, you don’t have time to think about what you’re doing,” Crosby said. “You’re in a bubble.”

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