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Close to the Cup? Sidney Crosby hasn't even taken a picture next to famed trophy

Updated: June 11, 2009, 6:56 PM ET
By Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun

DETROIT -- If Sidney Crosby is presented the Stanley Cup on Friday night, it will mark the first time he's ever touched the fabled trophy or had his picture taken in its presence.

"Never photographed with it. Had a couple of chances to go to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Joey DiPenta [of the Anaheim Ducks] actually had a Stanley Cup party in my hometown, so I didn't make it to the party and I didn't get a photograph with it," Crosby said Thursday with a grin. "Everyone knows that you try ...

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