The Second Coming is TONIGHT!

TAMPA, Fla. — Penguins captain Sidney Crosby said this morning he expects to return to the lineup and play tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Crosby has missed 21 games because of a right high ankle sprain.

“It’s been a while, so I’m looking forward to it,” Crosby said after participating in the Penguins’ morning skate at the St. Pete Times Forum.

This is the perfect occasion to bust this one out again.


  1. Pensgirl
    March 4, 2008 5:12 pm

    Our captain’s back and you’re gonna be in trouble
    (hey la, dey la, the captain’s back!)
    You see him comin’ better cut out on the double
    (hey la, dey la, the captain’s back!)

    Hey, he knows that you been scorin’
    But he’s gonna catch you snorin’

    He’s been gone for such a long time
    (hey la, dey la, the captain’s back!)
    Now he’s back and the Penguins are primed
    (hey la, dey la, the captain’s back!)
    You’re gonna be sorry – you were so wrong
    (hey la, dey la, the captain’s back!)
    ‘Cause he’s young and great and he’s crazy strong
    (hey la, dey la, the captain’s back!)

    Hey, he knows we were all waitin’!
    Now, we’re gonna see him skatin’!

    What made you think he was gonna stay away
    (Ah-ooooooh, Ah-oooooooh)
    He’s our leader, boy, he was always gonna play
    (Ah-ooooooh, wait and see!)

    Our captain’s back and he’ll keep us up in first place
    (hey la, dey la, the captain’s back!)
    When he’s done with you, you’ll be nothin’ but a disgrace
    (hey la, dey la, the captain’s back!)

    Yeah, our captain’s back
    (La-day-la, our captain’s back)
    Look out now, yeah, our captain’s back
    (La-day-la, our captain’s back)
    I could see him comin’
    (La-day-la, our captain’s back)
    So you better get a runnin’
    (La-day-la, our captain’s back)
    Our captain’s back now
    (La-day-la, our captain’s back)

  2. John
    March 4, 2008 10:09 pm

    And he sets up the game winning goal! All is right with the world again.

  3. Bram R
    March 4, 2008 10:42 pm

    YES Meposian Dance of Joy.
    Now if you can find a video of the Bibby Babka song, you will have reached a previously unfathomable level of awesome.

  4. Dee
    March 4, 2008 11:16 pm

    You go Pennsgirl!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. pittgirl
    March 5, 2008 8:14 am

    Bram, you and I surely are kindred spirits.

  6. John
    March 5, 2008 8:50 am

    *sigh* If only the IT nazis didn’t block YouTube, then I would be able to see the Bibby Babka song. At least I got to see the Myposian Dance of Joy last night. You go, PittGirl. Anyone who makes Perfect Strangers references gets major points in my book.

  7. back in the burgh
    March 5, 2008 9:40 am

    Thanks for the morning laugh … those videos were great! And PensGirl, I like the tune … very catchy! Have a great day everyone!!!

  8. Pensgirl
    March 5, 2008 10:13 am

    Thanks Dee and back in…that little ditty just popped into my head, so I ran with it.

    I normally have a rule against picking the superstar as my favorite Pen, but in Sid’s case I can’t help it. Seeing him back out there brought out my inner child of joyfulness. I was clapping my hands and smiling like a moron from his first shift.

  9. Bram R
    March 5, 2008 12:43 pm

    PittGirl, after Woy finally publishes Part II of his interview, you’ll have to let me to the first follow-up.

    TEAM SNOW!!!