Sidney Crosby sees time flashing before his eyes.
The Penguins open against New Jersey at Consol Energy Center on Thursday night the beginning of their captain's ninth NHL season.
His goal â and the method for achieving it â remains the same as it was since his debut Oct. 5 2005 at New Jersey.
Indeed he thought about the Stanley Cup even then.
âYou have to have it in mindâ Crosby said âbut you're not going to win the Cup (Thursday) night.
âEarly in the season I think work ethic is the biggest thing. As a team you establish that early. I really do think every team is unique and you have to go through things.â
The Penguins are definitely going through some things.
An injury to Kris Letang (lower body) will lead Olli Maatta to the lineup against the Devils coach Dan Bylsma said Wednesday.
Letang is on the injured reserve list until at least Tuesday and Bylsma said Maatta is in the NHL to play â at least while Letang is unavailable.
Maatta 19 and the second of two first...