you know you have some pull when you call up the coach and say "hey I want to have training camp at my house."
Penguins Training Camp 2006 will take place at the Crosby household in Cole Harbour, NS. Games will alternate between the backyard rink that Sid had built at the house and the makeshift rink set up in his driveway (they'll draw a goal on the garage door with some sidewalk chalk or something).
Every morning, Sid's mom will cook breakfast for the team - mostly scrambled eggs, hash browns and orange juice. She'll also provide the cooler full of orange slices and drink boxes for the between-period breaks. Every day, Mr. Crosby will grill hamburgers and hot dogs for the team for dinner.
Every night, the players will have a shootout on the backyard rink to determine who gets to sleep in the guest beds. The losers have to sleep in their sleeping bags on whatever floor space they can find in the basement. In the event of poor weather, sleeping arrangements will be determined by an NHL '94 tournament on Sid's old Sega Genesis (but no one's allowed to use Montreal...Patrick Roy was just way too good in that game). Incidentally, no matter how well he does in the shootout or NHL '94 tournament, Shane Endicott will be sleeping outside on the patio or in the doghouse.