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Sidney Crosby is 'The Kid' no more

Evolution of Pens superstar's game has coincided with his maturation as a player

Updated: May 31, 2013, 2:44 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

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ITTSBURGH -- No more mashed-up meat and potatoes. No more near-catastrophic encounters with pieces of fried cheese.

A kind of clarity of both sight and diet are what mark Sidney Crosby on the eve of the Eastern Conference finals, and it marks yet another transformation for the world's best player. It is a transformation that confronts the Boston Bruins in their quest to knock off the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins, and it is a transformation that speaks to a larger evolution of ...

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