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04-08-2012, 04:12 PM
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The NHL has the same problem with Crosby, that they had around Mario. You just can't build around a ***** in a sport like hockey.
They tried and tried and tried to group Mario with the Messier and the Gretzky in the early 90's as the people who were growing the sport. And yes, Mario grew the sport in the Ohio and Pennsylvania area (whoopdy doo). But when you look at the major media markets, putting hockey on the front line, Mario just wasn't in the same league.
The league wants Crosby to be their go-to guy. But it's not happening, and deep down, they know it.
You couldn't have said it better.
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