Monday, July 21, 2008

Crosby wins ESPY

Most people know that I am not a fan of the 4-letter network, so, I did not bother watching their awards gala that was held over this weekend.
Sidney Crosby, who shared the NHL scoring lead in the playoffs and led the Penguins to the Stanley Cup finals before his 21st birthday, was named the winner of the ESPY award as the Best NHL Player.

Winners are selected in a nationwide vote of fans, conducted by ESPN. It was the second straight year that Crosby won the NHL award.

Crosby, 20, was tied for the NHL scoring lead with 63 points and challenging for his second straight league scoring title when he suffered a high ankle sprain Jan. 18 against Tampa Bay.

He missed 29 games and finished the regular season with 24 goals and 48 assists for 72 points in 53 games.
Sid Crosby apparently took the award for best NHL player despite missing so many games due to injury. I guess it is also credit to the immense popularity of the player despite missing all time on the ice. That is quite impressive to get the award considering all of the other worthy candidates.

[Via: Pittsburgh Penguins Official Site]
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