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Wednesday links: When the Pens go to Western Canada it's all Crosby all the time


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For only the second time in his going on five year NHL career, Sidney Crosby and the Pens are coming to Western Canada.  And people are excited:

Pumped for the Pens [Calgary Sun]

Flames fired up to face Champs [Canadian Press]

Crosby's star keeps shining brighter [National Post]

Offering the west a glimpse [National Post]

Penguins site recaps yesterday's presser []

Keeping a low profile [Winnipeg Free Press]

The highlight of tonight's games []

Crosby remains #1 in the league in clutch scoring [The Hockey News]

Crosby on pace to score 50 goals [TSN]

If you've got Twitter, why not throw out a guess on this contest?  Also be sure to follow @Pensburgh and @Hooks_Orpik! [The Pensblog]

Replay-gate continues to hang around. [CBC -- Friedman]

USA's David Backes seems to be fighting Team Canada one player at a time. [The Common Room]

Matt Bradley steps in for Alex Ovechkin in a fight against Steve Downie.  Everyone seems to be cool with this, but I could only imagine if you changed the first name to Mike Rupp and the second name to Sidney Crosby there'd be a lot of heckling why someone can't/won't be allowed to fight their own battles. [Puck Daddy]

Shooting down dumb trade rumors. [Spectors Hockey]