Sidney Crosby fed his inner Canadian by walking to his team's pre-game skate.
''I just wanted to get outside and experience a Canadian winter again,'' said Crosby, whose Pittsburgh Penguins play the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night. ''Believe it or not you miss it a little bit. You miss seeing the snow.''
Winnipeg delivered on the snow with a side helping of temperatures of minus 9.
''It's hockey weather, so it's nice to get out. ... I definitely forgot how cold it was but it's nice to be here,'' Crosby said.
He said he was well dressed and it wasn't that long a walk, ''but if it was any longer, it might have been a little tougher, that's for sure.''
Crosby didn't play with the team when the Penguins visited Winnipeg last season. But he has played at the MTS Centre before as a member of Canada's world junior team.
''It's exciting,'' he said, referring to his NHL debut at MTS. ''Any time you play at a newer venue or somewhere you haven't played in a while, I think you always get e...