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09-28-2012, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Stephen23 View Post
I can't really find the article, but I remember an old Nova Scotia newspaper article showing this 8-10ish year old boy, talking about how he was the next Gretzky. I remember thinking, "oh that's neat, he's from Nova Scotia". Didn't think too much of it until Crosby got a few years older and joined the QMJHL recalling the article. So it could have been Nova Scotia biased, but I can remember Crosby being talked about in Nova Scotia since the 90s. Just something I remember
Living in NS, I can say this is 100 percent true. I'm only 3 months older than Sid so I remember growing up with this "the next Wayne Gretzky" concerning Sid. I remember it REALLY heating up when he was 12 or so. He was the next big superstar, everybody said. Well sure enough...

Hell, he did Tim Hortons commercials at a young age because of the hype.

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