A kid no more but still our boy Bing takes more crap (for simply being a phenom) than anyone else in recent memory. Sure Bettman and NBC hype the Croz to no end, but he's far from a spotlight seeking athlete that brings it upon himself coughBrettFarvecough.
So, on your 21st bday Sid, here's to you and some special accomplishments:
--The most points/game before age 21 better anyone not named Gretzky or Lemieux
--Youngest permanent captain in the NHL (sorry Jonny Toews)
--Youngest player to win the Art Ross, Hart and Lester B. Pearson trophies
By the way, in case you're keeping track at home, the inevitable Crosby vs. Ovechkin tab:
Regular season stats before turning 21:
Ovechkin: 81 games, 52 goals, 54 assists (106 points)
Crosby: 213 games, 99 goals, 195 assists (294 points)
Playoff stats before turning 21:
Ovechkin: goose egg, goose egg (goose egg)
Crosby: 25 games, 9 goals 23 assists (32 points)
Pictures of biting a medal with another dude at the same time:
Happy Crosby-oliday everyone!