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    dont know how many hockey fans there is here

    but wow.... this is crazy...and explains alot...

    ESPN.com - NHL - Pens' Crosby reveals he played with broken foot

    PITTSBURGH -- NHL scoring champion Sidney Crosby played the final 2 weeks of the regular season and the playoffs with a broken left foot, an injury the Pittsburgh Penguins star didn't disclose until Saturday.

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    Crosby revealed the injury when he explained why he won't play in the world championships in Moscow. Crosby was expected to join Team Canada for the second year in a row after Pittsburgh was eliminated by Ottawa in the first round of the NHL playoffs.
    Crosby believes he broke a bone in the foot while blocking a shot March 16 against Montreal, but he didn't miss any games. He had five goals and nine assists in his final 11 regular season games and three goals and two assists in five playoff games.
    "The first two weeks were pretty sore," Crosby said as the Penguins players assembled Saturday before breaking for the summer. "After a couple of weeks, it starts to heal and it got a little better after that. It just needs time. ... After a couple of weeks, it didn't have any effect."
    The game after he was hurt, Crosby had a goal and an assist against Ottawa on March 18 but then went scoreless in his next three games. Less than two weeks after getting hurt, he had two goals and an assist March 25 against Boston and a goal and an assist March 27 against Washington.
    Crosby was in discomfort at times during the playoffs, but made certain he would not worsen the injury by playing.
    Despite getting hurt, the 19-year-old Crosby became the youngest player to win the NHL scoring title with 120 points.
    Crosby is disappointed he won't play in the world championships, where he was the leading scorer last year with eight goals and eight assists in nine games.
    "It would have been a huge thrill to play for Team Canada," he said.
    Next season, Crosby will be entering the final year of the three-year entry-level contract he signed after being drafted in 2005. He is hopeful of working out a new deal so he won't become a restricted free agent following the 2007-08 season.


    Iowa State: Anyone who's a true college basketball fan needs to see a game at Hilton Coliseum. Nice is in the DNA of Iowans and the fans here are particularly gracious -- even when the home team loses but gives a great effort, they are appreciative.

    ESPN.com picked Hilton Coliseum as the "Hot Arena" in the Big 12...coaches in the league noted that, "regardless of talent, the Cyclones have a home court like no other."

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    Re: dont know how many hockey fans there is here

    That guy is unbelievable....what heart.



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    Re: dont know how many hockey fans there is here

    He'll be insanely scary when he gets stronger and more able to protect himself. He gets pushed around a ton, yet he's still the most skilled individual in the league. Scary stuff



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    Re: dont know how many hockey fans there is here

    He's one heck of a hockey player. I am extremely glad I had the chance to see him play in person at age 15. He was already dominating in that game, as his team Shattuck St Marys easily handled the best AA high school team in Minnesota, Holy Angels. He is really something, and has gotten a lot bigger since then.



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    Re: dont know how many hockey fans there is here

    He is going to be fun to watch as he gets better and better. I have heard some compare him to gretzky, but that is like comparing LeBron to MJ. You just cannot do that yet...No player in any sports history has ever dominated like the great one.

    Impressive you guys have a thread about the greatest sport on earth!


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    Re: dont know how many hockey fans there is here

    Sid the Kid is absolutely something else. There are a lot of players out there who have played through a lot of pain during the playoffs. Most won't get the publicity that Crosby does, but you look up and down the lineups of most teams in the NHL and I'll bet most are playing while knicked up in some way.

    As far as comparing him to Gretzky....It's probably more to do with what he means to the game than his skill. But he was the league's scoring champion as a teenager. Sidney Crosby is the future...no matter what. That is why Pittsburgh has him on a line with Malone and that's why they got tough man Georges Laraque. You have to protect him, because he is going to put buts in the seats for years to come.

    Now if we can only get the NHL on channels that people actually have....


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    Re: dont know how many hockey fans there is here

    If Pittsburgh can keep all of those guys, in about 2-3 years that team is going to be unstopable..


    Iowa State: Anyone who's a true college basketball fan needs to see a game at Hilton Coliseum. Nice is in the DNA of Iowans and the fans here are particularly gracious -- even when the home team loses but gives a great effort, they are appreciative.

    ESPN.com picked Hilton Coliseum as the "Hot Arena" in the Big 12...coaches in the league noted that, "regardless of talent, the Cyclones have a home court like no other."

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