From Sports Illustrated and Darren Eliot in an article entitled, “Drive of the Penguins: If you think they’re hot now, wait ’til they’re healthy.”
The point is that Crosby should return later this week, possibly for NBC’s Game of the Week on Sunday at Washington. I caught a glimpse of him working out at Mellon Arena on Sunday morning and despite his ankle woes, let me report that Crosby’s hands looked just fine. There seemed to be a spring to his stride and an eagerness to be back around the action that wasn’t apparent even a week ago.
YAY! I can already feel exactly how my heart is going to thump when Sid takes the ice.
Also, regarding the Thrasher/Pens game at the Civic Arena (It’s Civic Arena, bitch!):
There were a ton of signs for Colby Armstrong and Christensen at the game, and both were cheered loudly during intros. Armstrong was the first visiting player I’ve ever seen get huge cheers when an assist was announced. At one point, the scoreboard flashed ‘Thanks for the Memories’ for Armstrong and Christensen. One Pittsburgh media member found that interesting considering it was Mark Recchi’s first game back in the building as a visitor since the 2003-04 season, but he didn’t get any mention. All he did, it was pointed out dryly, was lead the team to a Stanley Cup and score 500 goals.
Oh, snap! Recchi absolutely deserved better than that.