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Sidney Crosby Wins Lindsay Award

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Penguins captain is officially dubbed the most outstanding player this season and deservedly so.

Jamie Sabau

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sidney Crosby is the recipient of the 2012-13 Ted Lindsay Award</p>&mdash; NHL on TSN (@NHLonTSN) <a href="https://twitter.com/NHLonTSN/statuses/346045366858301440">June 15, 2013</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Zero surprises there. Sidney Crosby truly was the most outstanding player this season, racking up 56 points in 36 games.

A few people are probably peeved about Alex Ovechkin edging out Crosby in a close race for the Hart. We can argue about Ovechkin being mediocre for the first half of the season, among other technicalities, and they're all valid reasons.

But Crosby summed it up nicely.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TribHKY&amp;src=hash">#TribHKY</a> Crosby: &quot;Will be (judged) by championships. Winning always defines players.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23pens&amp;src=hash">#pens</a></p>&mdash; Rob Rossi (@RobRossi_Trib) <a href="https://twitter.com/RobRossi_Trib/statuses/346052590041174016">June 15, 2013</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Simple as that.

Winning the Hart wouldn't make the loss to the Bruins any less painful. All we can ask is that Crosby finds the level of play pre-broken jaw again next year and carries the Pens to the most important trophy in hockey.