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Not since Eric Lindros was a junior prospect as hyped as Sidney Crosby was while playing for the Rimouski Oceanic. It was evident early on that Crosby was a special player, and he not only lived up to expectations at every level he played at, he exceeded them. In just 121 with the Oceanic, Crosby put up 303 points.
As great as Crosby was in the QMJHL his real coming out party was at the 2005 World Junior Hockey Championship in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Playing on perhaps the greatest World Junior team ever assembled Crosby showed the rest of Canada was the folks in Rimouski had been enjoying for the past one and a half seasons. He was the biggest star on a squad that featured guys like Dion Phaneuf, Jeff Carter, Corey Perry and Shea Weber, and when he and Alexander Ovechkin went head to head in the gold medal game, it was Crosby that came away with the prize, while Ovechkin was forced to the showers early.
The hype continued to build around Crosby as the draft approached. Because of the NHL lockout that had wiped out the 2004-05 season the NHL made a unique decision prior to the start of the draft. Because there was no previous season to base rankings on the NHL decided to hold a lottery, giving all 30 NHL clubs an equal shot at landing the #1 overall draft pick. With Crosby as the prize NHL GM’s were salivating at the prospect of their team nabbing the coveted #1 spot.
People across Canada tuned in to watch as one team after another was eliminated from contention. The Montreal Canadiens, Crosby’s boyhood favorite team, lasted until the top 5 before they were finally eliminated. The Anaheim Ducks, well on their way to becoming a Stanley Cup contender ended up the bridesmaid, finishing with the 2nd selection overall. Ultimately it was the Pittsburgh Penguins who scored the pick, and it seemed fitting that Mario Lemieux, team owner and player in the twilight of his career would pass the torch onto the game’s next budding superstar.
Crosby didn’t disappoint in his first season. That year he scored 102 points, one of only a handful of players in NHL history to break the 100 point barrier. In almost any other year it would have been good enough to win the Calder Trophy by a landslide. However, because of the lockout, it was also 2004’s #1 overall pick Alexander Ovechkin’s first season. Ovechkin, 2 years older, scored 52 goals and 106 points to trump Crosby.
Crosby wouldn’t take that defeat lying down. The following year he returning with a vengeance. He improved upon his 102 point rookie campaign, putting up 120 points to capture the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer. He would also nab the Hart and the Lester B. Pearson (now the Ted Lindsay award).
The following season would be an injury-plagued one and Crosby was forced to watch as Ovechkin snagged both the Art Ross and Hart Trophy from him. However, in the playoffs Crosby would get his revenge. While Ovechkin’s Capitals fell to the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round, Crosby and the Pens made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals. Ultimately they would bow out in 6 games to the Detroit Red Wings, but the deep playoff run would give them valuable experience that would serve them well the following season.
In 2008-09 Crosby once again broke the 100 point barrier, recording 103 during the regular season. However, his main focus was on the playoffs and the unfinished business he had there. After taking out Ovechkin and the Capitals in a thrilling 7 game series in the quarterfinals, Crosby and the Pens moved on to beat the Flyers, setting up a Stanley Cup Finals rematch against the Detroit Red Wings. This time Crosby wouldn’t be denied and when the Pens squeaked past the Wings 2-1 in the 7th game of the series Crosby became the youngest player in NHL history to captain a team to the Stanley Cup.
Though a repeat was not in the cards for 2010, Crosby, much like Wayne Gretzky decades before him, showed he was capable of completely reinventing his game. Previously known predominantly as a passer, Crosby adopted a shoot first style that saw him finish the regular season with 51 goals. It was the first time he cracked the 50 goal barrier and tied him with Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos for the Rocket Richard Trophy as the NHL’s leading goal scorer.
In the 2010-11 season Crosby is off to his best start yet, scoring at a prolific rate, and drawing comparisons to Wayne Gretzky. He is currently in the middle of a 20 game point scoring streak and leads the NHL with 26 goals and 54 points in just 33 games. As his star continues to rise the demand for Sidney Crosby autographed jerseys continues to grow. Look for any piece of hockey memorabilia signed by Crosby to be a hot commodity this year and into the future.