Thursday, May 31, 2007

Captain Crosby

In a move discussed within the organization since before Christmas, Crosby will be named captain of the Penguins at a noon news conference at Mellon Arena.

At 19 years and nine-plus months, Crosby will become the youngest captain in both team and National Hockey League history. Tampa Bay's Vincent Lecavalier was named captain of the Lightning at 19 years, 11 months in 2000, but he was later stripped of the title.
"And then he ascended from the ice, taking his rightful place in the world."

There's no question Crosby is the guy stirring the drink in Pittsburgh, so he might as well be given this title to run with. The timing of the announcement is curious, given we're in the midst of the Stanley Cup finals, and you had to know that the Penguins brass were well aware he would only break the record if handed the 'C' now.

Add one top-notch blueliner to this team and Pittsburgh can compete in the east.



At 1:15 p.m., May 31, 2007, Anonymous pevans said...

Add one top-notch blueliner to this team

What? Rod Scuderi isn't floating your boat?

At 1:21 p.m., May 31, 2007, Anonymous Hooks Orpik said...

pevans--being is it's Rob Scuderi--no

Curious timing, to be sure. But whether it happened now or in September it was going to happen. It's Crosby's team.

At 1:21 p.m., May 31, 2007, Blogger Pat said...

I'll take Scuderi over Joe Melichar any day.

At 2:39 p.m., May 31, 2007, Blogger sager said...

Yeah, what's the deal with announcing that during the final? Don't other sports have rules against announcing a new coach or GM hiring during its championship?

At 7:56 p.m., May 31, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this mean even more annoying Sid the Kid commercials on TV. Ugh


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