With the Pittsburgh Pirates on a four game winning steak to enter the All-Star game (woot woot) what better way to celebrate the mid-summer classic than by going back and looking at some baseball style goals by Sidney Crosby? Related: thankfully it’s “mid-summer” now which means you can almost hear ruts being cut into a fresh sheet of ice and whistles blowing for the start of NHL training camp.
That’s a fun trip down memory lane. Those goals are just so ridiculously coordinated, the first time maybe it’s a fluke. The second time, man this guy is luxky. But to see this become basically a repeatable skill to swat pucks out of mid-air and into the net is no fluke at all.
Speaking of Sid and other sports, the Penguins captain got to play some tennis earlier in the month when he was in England with the ridiculously tall John Isner. Isner was impressed.
John Isner on hitting tennis balls with Sidney Crosby: “Once he started releasing his forehand, he started hitting the ball much better, but he's strong as an ox. It's crazy how strong his lower body is."— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) July 8, 2018
Story from @ATPWorldTour: https://t.co/TOcXZy8feY
: @JohnIsner pic.twitter.com/mfCrO0A63e
He’ll stick to hockey (lucky for us) but there probably isn’t too much athletically that Crosby couldn’t do.