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Pressure shouldn't be on Sid the Kid

Updated: December 15, 2005, 5:48 PM ET
By Eric Adelson | ESPN The Magazine

Sidney Crosby is the perfect man to save the NHL.

Saving the Penguins? Not so easy.

Let's see.

The Pens have the second-worst record in hockey. The team with the worst record, the St. Louis Blues, throttled them Tuesday night in a 3-0 shutout, a game in which goalie Marc-Andre Fleury actually got second-star honors for keeping his team from the mercy rule. That debacle came one night after a loss to the Red Wings, which general manager Craig Patrick called "very ...

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