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Connor Bedard is the NHL's latest 'next Sidney Crosby.' The original has plenty left in the tank
One of the NHL's biggest stars and one of its newest stars will meet for the first time when Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins face Connor Bedard and the Chicago Blackhawks in the season opener
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby knows a little — OK, maybe more than a little — about being hockey's next big thing.
The hype. The attention. The pressure. It can be a lot for a teenager to handle, no matter how talented, how driven, how focused they are.
Crosby was that teenager literally half a lifetime ago when the Pittsburgh Penguins selected “Sid the Kid” first overall in the summer of 2005, weeks before his 18th birthday.
All the franchise and the city asked of him was everything. Over the better part of the last two decades, Crosby has delivered it. All of it.