Found November 13, 2011 on The Pensblog:
When you really think about it, boy have we been taking Sidney Crosby for granted. Come to think of it, just about everyone's been taking Sidney Crosby for granted.   For six years now, we've seen Crosby face the cameras at nearly every conceivable media opportunity. Off-day?  There's Sid.  Practice Day?  There's Sid.  Game-day skate?  There's Sid.  You get the idea. Even when you would've thought that there was absolutely no need to have Sid available, there he is. It's not like Crosby's a camera hound like, say, Talbot was.  If Sid never did another interview again until he retires, I'm sure he'd modestly say "OK". And on the road?  Geez, the media availability has rarely eased up.  As a matter of fact, far from it. In some Canadian cites, it's damn near looked like The Beatles came back into town.  Dozens, if not near one hundred journalists and photographers following Sid's every move. ...

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Game 17 Preview: Penguins at Hurricanes

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your ******* civic duty

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How Does Your Team Rank?

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Gameday 18 - Avalanche

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