Very happy birthday for Crosby
Children reach out to touch the Stanley Cup carried by Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby at a parade in Rimouski, Que.
HALIFAX — NHL superstar Sidney Crosby said it’s “just a number,” as he turned 30 on Monday and brandished the Stanley Cup in a parade that wound through Halifax in his native Nova Scotia.
Crosby rode on the back of a white pickup truck as marshal of the city’s annual Natal Day parade, waving to thousands of fans who lined the streets for a glimpse of “Sid the Kid” and the revered cup.
Crosby told reporters he’d enjoy the celebrations before setting his sights on training camp with the Pittsburgh Penguins later this month. The team will be making a bid for its third straight championship.
“I have a pretty good understanding of how hard two is, so I don’t imagine what three must be like. I’d love to find out,” Crosby said.
“It’s gonna be tough but we’re going to training camp with that in mind so it’ll be a big challenge but, you know, why not?”
The three-time Stanley Cup champ said NHL hockey just keeps getting faster, “And I like that.” He smiled when asked if, at 30, he has any grey hairs yet. “Lots,” he said to laughter from the room. “Greys and whites.”