For as many fans who love Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, there are just as many who despise him. This is not something new for the 25-year-old phenomenon that was often the target of ire by opponents and parents when he was a youth hockey player growing up in Canada.
However, the gifted player who the Great One himself, Wayne Gretzky called one of the most talented individuals to play the game save another Penguin legend, Mario Lemieux, has continued to prove the naysayers wrong season after season.
Whether you love him or hate him, one thing cannot be denied.
Crosby is one of the few money men who actually earn the multimillion dollar salary.
On June 28, 2012, Crosby inked a 12 year 104.4 million dollar contract with the Penguins. Unless he is traded somewhere down the line which seems unlikely, Crosby will retire with the Pens.
For the first overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, the accolades have been many. In 2009, he became the youngest captain to win a Stanley Cup. Continue reading