Rock Solid: Sidney Crosby Playing the Best Hockey of His Career

November 22nd, 2010 by Matt Gajtka Leave a reply »
In the New Testament, Jesus tells his disciple Peter he is the rock upon which He will build His church.

In the National Hockey League, Sidney Crosby has been the rock upon which the Pittsburgh Penguins have built their championship aspirations throughout his five-plus seasons in western Pennsylvania.

This fall, the apostle Peter has nothing on Crosby, who has been playing like he's on a divine mission through 21 games.

And while the videos recently "leaked" by Reebok are somewhat the product of slick editing (watch here and here), the average hockey fan could be excused for thinking the supernatural feats portrayed in these videos are part of Crosby's daily practice routine. He's been that good this season.

As usual, No. 87 is picking up the amount of goals and points expected for a true superstar in the prime of his career. Alright, maybe he's even exceeded that expectation, as his 14 goals and 33 points place him on pace for 55 goals and 129 points for an 82-game season, both of which would be career highs.

His four-point performance last Friday against Carolina at CONSOL Energy Center ran his scoring streak to eight ga ...

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