Anyone notice a difference in Sidney Crosby's performance over the past 2 1/2 weeks of the regular season and all of the playoffs? Me neither. He scored five goals and added nine assists in his final 11 regular season games. In his five playoff games he led the team with five points and three goals.
Why is this significant, you ask? Well, it's all the more amazing when you find out that he did this with a broken foot, as Sid revealed on Saturday when he explained why he won't play in the upcoming world championships in Moscow:
"The first two weeks were pretty sore," Crosby said as the Penguins players assembled Saturday before breaking for the summer. "After a couple of weeks, it starts to heal and it got a little better after that. It just needs time. ... After a couple of weeks, it didn't have any effect."
A Penguin playing well despite serious injuries...gee, haven't heard that legendary script before...
We already knew Sid was perfect and perhaps a distant relative of Superman; now we know that in addition to all of his other attributes, he can keep a huge secret better than anyone else, too. That being said, rest that foot and get well soon, 87!