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FTB: Sidney Crosby turns 30 and was drafted into the NHL 12 years ago

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Today is Crosby’s 30th birthday. Let’s imagine where the Leafs will be when Auston Matthews turns 30.

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Sidney Crosby turns 30 years-old today.

Does it feel to you like he is that old? Does it really feel like twelve years have passed since he was drafted back in 2005? Crosby is literally crossing a point today where there are fewer playing days ahead of him than behind.

Yesterday was my birthday. I indulged in ribs and beer... it is a long weekend after all, at least for some here in Ontario. I look forward to many more days ahead here with PPP. I can’t help but wonder about the Maple Leafs young star draft picks —Auston Matthews, William Nylander, Mitchell Marner— and where they will take the team in the next ten to twelve years.

It’s going to be a fun to watch it happen.

Poll

Does Crosby have another twelve years in the league?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    He’ll play more than another twelve years. He’s going to be like Jaromir Jagr and play through his mid-forties.
    (23 votes)
  • 47%
    He’s got more gas in the tank, but he’s had a rough ride. He’ll be around for about 10 seasons or less.
    (180 votes)
  • 33%
    Depends on if he gets another nasty hit.
    (128 votes)
  • 12%
    I don’t care how long he plays, only that he never gets the Penguins another Cup.
    (47 votes)
378 votes total Vote Now

Happy Civic Holiday

It’s Simcoe Day in Toronto, and likely called something else in whatever other city or province in which you live. It’s Colonel By Day in Ottawa; Heritage Day in Edmonton, and Natal Day in Halifax. This is one of those weird holidays where only about half the workforce gets the day off.

Whatever your circumstances, know that we have been busy and have content for you!

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ICYMI

We kicked off our Top 25 Under 25 last week with the first ever tie, then worked our way up to number 21 on Friday.

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