To commemorate Sidney Crosby’s arrival at the Garden tonight, my 16-month-old son and I marveled this morning at some of his highlights on the “Penguins’ Web site”:http://www.pittsburghpenguins.com/multimedia/pplayer.php?rep=1551 (OK, I marveled. My little boy just tried to eat the keyboard).
From purely a hockey player’s perspective, I’m excited to see how the kid looks in year No. 2, just as I was excited to watch both Ovechkin and Forsberg (to paraphrase the legendary golfer Bobby Jones, they play a game with which I’m not familiar). As a reporter, I used “my story today”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061012/SPORTS01/610120361/1046/SPORTS to ask a bunch of people around the Rangers to both assess Crosby’s first year in the league and to predict what they expect from him in his sophomore effort.
The verdict? Look out.