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Pittsburgh Penguins players once tried to REMOVE Sidney Crosby as captain - But Malkin SHUT it down


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April 6, 2023  (2:07 PM)
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Sidney Crosby, widely regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time, has faced some challenging times during his career. Unfortunately, there was a period where Crosby had to miss a significant amount of regular season games for three consecutive seasons due to injuries. This left fans concerned about the future of Crosby's career, and whether he would be forced to retire early due to further injuries.

In 2011, Crosby was struggling with these injuries and the Pittsburgh Penguins were faced with a tough decision. The team's players began to discuss the possibility of naming a new captain to lead the team in Crosby's absence. This was a difficult situation for everyone involved, as Crosby had been an integral part of the team's success and was highly respected by his teammates and fans alike.
What might be a surprise to many though, is the people looking to have Crosby replaced as captain, were the team leaders already in in Brooks Orpik, Jordan Staal, Craig Adams and well, Matt Cook.
What stopped the whole event from happening was in a team meeting, Malkin stood up and said:
Guys. Sid is the f****** captain.

Throughout his career, Crosby has proven himself to be a true leader both on and off the ice. He has won numerous awards and accolades, including two Olympic gold medals and three Stanley Cups. Despite facing some setbacks, he has always remained dedicated to his sport and has inspired countless young players to follow in his footsteps.
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Pittsburgh Penguins players once tried to REMOVE Sidney Crosby as captain - But Malkin SHUT it down

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