He’s the best player I’ve seen since Mario. He’s that
great passer and sees the ice real well.
"The league hasn’t
had a guy like this in a long time."
"He keeps you
on the edge of your seat. He gets off the ice and you can’t wait
to see him get back on."
"You can tell
he’s a big-league player. He wants the puck in big moments."
than I was. Maybe a better shot, too."
"He said he needs
to work on his shot a little bit. But it looks pretty good to me."
"He's a special kid. He's a better player than I was at the same age, for sure. He's got it all."
to be a superstar in this league."
the Stanley Cup, won gold medals. Getting Sidney Crosby was the happiest
day of my life."
"His work ethic
"Some kids his
age might be phony. He’s not one bit."
not going to intimidate this kid. He’s not going to back off. There
are players like that. When we played against Henri Richard or Frank Mahovlich,
the word at our meetings was leave those guys alone. Ask them how their
families are doing, but don't wake them up. If you tick them off, they
become even better players."
"He can pass
the puck as well as anyone I’ve seen play the game—maybe with
the exception of Wayne and Mario."
"We have a very
strong idea of being grounded. We understand the real world and how it
"Sidney Crosby, you’re the youngest captain to hoist the Stanley Cup, congratulations!"
"Sid the Kid had been far too quiet for far too long in this tournament. But he picked the right time to re-emerge and justify those hundreds upon hundreds of number-87 jerseys being worn in this ecstatic, thundering crowd."
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