Thursday, May 31, 2007

Just call him "Captain Sid"

It was only a matter of time before Sidney Crosby was named the CAPTAIN of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

I just didn't think it would be THIS freakin' soon!

Penguins center Sidney Crosby will become the youngest captain in NHL history tomorrow.

The team will announce his appointment during a press conference at Mellon Arena.

Crosby has served as an alternate captain for most of his two seasons here. He shared those duties with Mark Recchi, Sergei Gonchar and, before he severed ties to the team, John LeClair during the past season.

Crosby, who will not turn 20 until Aug. 8, became the youngest scoring champion in league history in 2006-07, when he put up 120 points. He will succeed Vincent Lecavalier of Tampa Bay as the youngest player to become a captain.

The Captain's C seems to be a pressure cooker and has caused many players to choke under the pressure (Lecavalier and Pronger, for example).

I don't expect Sidney to be bothered with the extra pressure, but it certainly seems like a bit much to put on his plate.

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