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Jaw-dropping: Sid SI article

Postby Shakes on Thu May 16, 2013 4:40 pm

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1207602/index.htm

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Pretty much the usual fluff piece, but there are some decent quotes I hadn't seen before.

He is not as creative as Wayne Gretzky, and he doesn't have the preposterous size-and-skill combination of Mario Lemieux, but he is more well-rounded than either. He often makes plays behind both goals in a single shift. His brilliance is built on relentlessness.


Shortly after becoming the Penguins' G.M. in 2006, Shero decided to take his team on a training camp trip. He whittled his list of possible destinations down to two: West Point, N.Y., or Orlando. Eventually he picked West Point, and the Penguins spent six hours in Army-style training.

"We're in the middle of the jungle, basically, and there is an overturned jeep. And these eight guys per team have to figure out how to get it onto four wheels," Shero recalls. "It's teamwork: You do this, you do this, you do this.... Guys are getting under it, trying to figure it out. And I'm watching Sidney Crosby, at my first training camp, and I'm thinking, This f------ jeep is going to fall on his head, and I'm going to get fired. This is the stupidest thing we've ever done."
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Re: Jaw-dropping: Sid SI article

Postby penny lane on Thu May 16, 2013 4:52 pm

GMRS! :lol:
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Re: Jaw-dropping: Sid SI article

Postby Sarcastic on Thu May 16, 2013 4:58 pm

lol Shero
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Re: Jaw-dropping: Sid SI article

Postby Big Easy Pens Fan on Thu May 16, 2013 4:59 pm

I posted a thread about this last week focusing on the Sports Illustrated cover jinx. Check it out.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=61803

And thanks for posting the article. :thumb:

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Re: Jaw-dropping: Sid SI article

Postby jayv8227 on Thu May 16, 2013 5:00 pm

lol, jaw dropping...
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Re: Jaw-dropping: Sid SI article

Postby Shakes on Thu May 16, 2013 5:03 pm

Big Easy Pens Fan wrote:I posted a thread about this last week focusing on the Sports Illustrated cover jinx. Check it out.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=61803

And thanks for posting the article. :thumb:

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D'oh! Missed that one or I would have just bumped it with the article.
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Re: Jaw-dropping: Sid SI article

Postby Big Easy Pens Fan on Thu May 16, 2013 5:07 pm

I would have posted it myself, but I wasn't sure how to find it online. :face:

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Re: Jaw-dropping: Sid SI article

Postby Big Easy Pens Fan on Thu May 16, 2013 5:17 pm

BTW, that week was one of those weeks with multiple/regional covers. The one I got was the Bryce Harper cover (shown in the link), which might be one you might want to have uncirculated, but they probably don't have any more of those available...they only make a limited amount of those uncirculated covers. The only one I have is the one from when the Saints won the Super Bowl.

http://www.beckett.com/news/2009/06/spo ... irculated/

BTW, the Harper cover SI hasn't seemed to have jinxed him in any way. :roll:

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Re: Jaw-dropping: Sid SI article

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu May 16, 2013 6:01 pm

Big Easy Pens Fan wrote:BTW, that week was one of those weeks with multiple/regional covers. The one I got was the Bryce Harper cover (shown in the link), which might be one you might want to have uncirculated, but they probably don't have any more of those available...they only make a limited amount of those uncirculated covers. The only one I have is the one from when the Saints won the Super Bowl.

http://www.beckett.com/news/2009/06/spo ... irculated/

BTW, the Harper cover SI hasn't seemed to have jinxed him in any way. :roll:

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We got the crosby cover here lol
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Re: Jaw-dropping: Sid SI article

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Thu May 16, 2013 7:29 pm

Yeah, I was shocked - stunned - that we got the Crosby cover here in SC.
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Re: Jaw-dropping: Sid SI article

Postby redwill on Fri May 17, 2013 1:13 am

Someone should let BEPF know about this article.
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Re: Jaw-dropping: Sid SI article

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri May 17, 2013 8:13 am

My takeaway: :pop:

In fact, at the trade deadline Shero made a deal with the Flames for six-time All-Star Jarome Iginla, 35, who assisted on Crosby's gold-medal-winning goal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. But when Shero talked to Crosby about the trade, Crosby said that he was happy playing on a line with Dupuis and Chris Kunitz, two undrafted players who had been having their best seasons. (It was Kunitz, in fact, who scored Sunday's game-winner, off an assist from Crosby.)
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Re: Jaw-dropping: Sid SI article

Postby Big Easy Pens Fan on Fri May 17, 2013 8:20 am

redwill wrote:Someone should let BEPF know about this article.


I think I'm now aware. Thanks.

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Re: Jaw-dropping: Sid SI article

Postby shoeshine boy on Fri May 17, 2013 9:33 am

I didn't realize Sid was STILL living with the boss. how long does it take to build a house???
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Re: Jaw-dropping: Sid SI article

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri May 17, 2013 9:37 am

He doesn't want the crappy ice that CEC has in his basement rink.
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Re: Jaw-dropping: Sid SI article

Postby Shakes on Fri May 17, 2013 9:52 am

shoeshine boy wrote:I didn't realize Sid was STILL living with the boss. how long does it take to build a house???


This was news to me too. It also reminded me of comments among some Pens fans that Sid could never mature and be a leader if he still lived at Mario's estate.

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Re: Jaw-dropping: Sid SI article

Postby littlemoonboot on Sat May 18, 2013 4:40 pm

OMG Shero :lol: :lol: :lol:
My favorite Silver Fox :cool:
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