Sidney Crosby Reveals the Major Sacrifice He's Willing to Make to Play With Connor McDavid

Published September 16, 2023 at 12:35

The NHL's Absence From the Olympics


For years, NHL fans have yearned to witness Canada's elite hockey stars unite on the ice, and it's evident that they aren't the only ones disheartened by this absence. Gary Bettman has pulled the NHL from the Olympics in the past but it seems he may be working on a way to get them back involved

Each time speculative rosters are crafted, fans are obviously captivated by the sheer brilliance of the potential Team Canada, featuring superstars like Connor McDavid, Sidney Crosby, Nathan MacKinnon, Cale Makar, and so many others.

A Crosby-McDavid First Line


However, it's the first two names that seize the spotlight. In most configurations, they anchor Canada's top two lines, but for Crosby, a profound longing remains in his professional hockey journey: to share a line with the Oilers' superstar.

In a recent interview, Crosby disclosed his willingness to relocate and embrace an unorthodox position change, all in pursuit of that coveted partnership with McDavid.

"I'll go there, I'll play my off-wing, no worries. Listen, I've skated with him and I've played both, so I think I'm good either way with playing center or wing, whatever he wants to do. He can carry the mail. I'll just find the opening.

Seeing all the other countries, you look at their lineups. I mean, it's pretty tight. I mean, there's no real favored team. It's easy to say Canada because we've had success at Olympics and that sort of thing. But, I mean, the hockey is incredible. And from my experience, it doesn't really get any better than that, when you're looking at the lineups and you're looking to players that are assembled."

This revelation sparks curiosity about the potential synergy between them on the ice. Given the extraordinary talent and leadership of these two icons, it's beyond doubt that any line they grace would likely stand as the tournament's finest. Nevertheless, with formidable competition from across the globe, Team Canada would still confront a tough task to secure the coveted gold medal.

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Sidney Crosby Reveals the Major Sacrifice He's Willing to Make to Play With Connor McDavid

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