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A New Sidney Crosby

from Rob Rossi of The Athletic,

Sidney Crosby is different now.

Once “The Kid” and still among only a handful of players regularly recognized as the best in the world, Crosby has emerged in his 17th season as a fuller person when it comes to hockey and life — and his appreciation of the two.

He remains most comfortable on the ice. But now he shows more than his comparatively muted goal celebrations, his satisfied glances after setting up a teammate or his routines and rituals that were seeded in Cole Harbour, blossomed with Rimouski and are now rooted throughout Western Pennsylvania.

Now, we see his open-mouthed guffaws when a new teammate cracks a joke, his tears when celebrating a career milestone in front of Pittsburgh fans, his appreciative head nod when he sees longtime teammates Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang make some of their own magic, and even his public acknowledgment of a personal life that, while still closely guarded, is no longer top secret.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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