Thursday, July 24, 2008

You Want Fries With That?

It is a question that we hear all of the time: Who's the best player in hockey today? From some of the comments we've gotten here at TSCS over the past years, it's quite obvious that opinions vary on this subject (if you want mine, just shift your eyes up ever so slightly and read the name on the banner). Now we can add one more NHL great to the list of people who are on Team Crosby for this one. Here's an excerpt of an interview Mark Messier just did with Putting you on the spot now, who do you think is the best player in today's game?

MM: I believe it is Sidney Crosby. Everybody has their own styles and likes and dislikes, but for me the first time I saw him play you could see he was something special. He plays with a lot of courage and in all the tough areas on the ice. He's tremendously skilled and uses the people around him unbelievably well. Not only is he an excellent playmaker, but he scores the goals, too.
Thanks to Friend of The Show David H. for the heads up about that article. :)

Good Friend Pens87Fan71 (formerly known as Lexie101) created this survey to find out what other Pens fans think about the upcoming season. It's only 5 questions, so if you have a second, fill it out and let your opinion be known.

The drawing Friend Jan M. sent in last week was such a hit that I asked her if she had any more she was willing to share with us. She did. Here's the original photo of Sidney in his rookie year following a whack in the mouth from the stick of Flyers defenseman Darien Hatcher:

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And here's her drawing of our injured title man:

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Here's a shot of the two images side by side:

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Another great job, Jan! Finally today, I found a site full of some funny hockey quotes, so I'm going to use some of them as The Quote of The Day to end posts throughout the rest of this summer. Here is today's:
Ron Francis asked teammate Mario Lemieux what he did to stay in shape in the off season. Lemieux's response: "I don't order fries with my club sandwich."
Thanks to David, Lexie, and Jan for their help with today's post. :)

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