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Drive to the Net: Crosby making foes scarce

I knew Sidney Crosby wouldn't agree.

"Am I getting more space out there? Really?" the captain came back in basically repeating my question, this after his 26th goal sparked the Penguins past the Hurricanes, 3-2, Wednesday night at PPG Paints Arena. "No, I wouldn't say that at all. I wouldn't say there's space out there."

Yep. So predictable.

And humble.

And, with all due respect, demonstrably wrong.

See, Crosby isn't just a great hockey player. He's the greatest hockey player on the planet. And with all due respect to a handful of others, including Evgeni Malkin, there currently isn't a close second.

For one, he's now, after this goal, leading the NHL in scoring despite missing the first six games:

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