Workers scooped up the first wave, filling trash cans.And when still more floated to the ice, Crosby skated over to the referee. With apologies to no one: They are the two transcendent hockey players of their era. They came out of the [2004-05] lockout, two young guys [who] brought a lot of attention to the game. For the better part of an hour the face of the game skated with the newcomers. So just 88 days after Pittsburgh closed out Nashville in six games to become the first team in nearly two decades to repeat as Stanley Cup champions, Crosby found himself out on the ice with assorted prospects, many of whom have little chance of making it to the NHL this season. 87 jersey serving as perhaps the most decorated ''welcome wagon'' in professional sports.''Last year everyone said it was impossible to do, winning two in a row,'' said Hagelin, whose empty-net goal in the final seconds of Game 6 quieted the ''Smashville'' crowd and clinched Pittsburgh's fifth Cup. Now we're used to that and we're expecting the same thing this year.There's going to be no surprises this year obviously.'' Doing it means enduring training camp, a six-month regular season followed by eight more weeks in the crucible of playoff hockey.When you get here, you've got to follow or you're going to get left behind.'' Crosby makes it a point to be the first one to extend a hand, even though it can make for occasionally awkward moments, particularly for players like forward Ryan Reaves. Louis over the summer looking to give their lineup a physical presence.The issue, of course, is that part of Reaves' responsibilities during his time in St.
In the lead up to the public relations event Tuesday with president Trump, Sidney Crosby kept digging a hole and doubling down on the idea that visiting the office of an elected official was somehow an act totally devoid of politics.
Ovechkin has a 3-2 edge in Hart Trophies as the NHL’s MVP. I see that in how they carry themselves for those franchises — and for their countries. But know, too, that they’re not kids preparing to carry the league. “That battle between me and him, it’s great,” Ovechkin said.
Crosby has, of course, the more important edge: 2-0 in Cups. We have a treasure trove of information to evaluate each player, exactly what we didn’t have back on that night of the dueling hat tricks. They’re very proud of both.” As the series begins, know that your eye will be drawn to No. “I think me and him enjoy it, you guys enjoy it, fans enjoy it. It’s about Caps and Penguins.” What’s the difference?
Alex Ovechkin was a hero in Washington, where he salvaged a sport, but simultaneously could be cast as an evil, masked villain in Pittsburgh.
Sidney Crosby was a symbol of the no-nonsense, hard-working people in the Steel City, but nothing more than a whiny crybaby in the nation’s capital.
''I think that's where it starts with this team,'' said forward Carl Hagelin after a voluntary workout.