Crosby is young, talented

Published 11:59 pm Wednesday, August 12, 2009

When people look at Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, they may think of a baby-faced player, but if you look beyond the exterior, you will find a man that helped lead his team to the 2009 Stanley Cup championship title.

Since Crosby joined the National Hockey League in 2005, his career high goals scored in a season were in that first year.

Since then, it’s been a roller coaster of a ride for the Canadian.

In 2007, Crosby hit a career low, scoring only 24 goals in that season. But he bounced back in 2008, which would lead to the title.

Crosby scored 33 goals and had 70 assists last season to allow him to hoist the cup at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit earlier this year.

He, along with the help of his teammates, bested what was arguably the best team in the NHL.

So, what can we expect from Crosby in the future?

He’s a young 22 years old, so I am expecting a great career ahead of him.

Right now, he’s expected to earn $9 million next year, according to the National Hockey League Players’ Association.

He is an exciting player to watch and honestly, I didn’t know much about him until my younger brother said, “you don’t know who Sidney Crosby is?”

I said, no, and that was after watching an awesome highlight from SportsCenter on ESPN.

From that moment on, I got fascinated with the player and I knew the Penguins had a good chance at the Stanley Cup this year.

It was a knock out drag down type of finals this year and I was at the edge of my seat waiting for the final result of Game 7.

Crosby played in 24 games during the playoffs and scored 15 goals — that’s pretty good in my opinion.

So, what will happen next year?

Who knows, but I wouldn’t mind seeing Crosby hoist the cup again as a Penguin.