VIDEO: Sidney Crosby visits fans at practice, received like rock star
The Penguins held an open practice on Tuesday and Sidney Crosby dared to walk through the stands where kids screamed as if he were Harry from One Direction.
How big of a deal, you ask? It's almost as if he were part of the Beatles. Or in modern tween terms, One Direction. At least that's what it sounded like when Crosby strolled through the crowd at an open practice on Tuesday.
If you're a parent of a teenage girl who has attended a concert -- or even just watched an old Ed Sullivan Show episode -- you probably are familiar with this sound. If not be prepared, it might hurt your ears.
Sidney Crosby; superstar or rock star?
"It was fun. They were loud," Crosby said (via NHL.com). "It was cool to hear them all day, they were loud this morning and they were happy to be here. It was fun to have them out here, especially the day after a game like that. A little tired, but they brought a lot of energy in the building this morning. So it was fun to go up and down the stands, meet a few kids, get a few high-fives."
Good on Crosby for taking the time to stroll through the crowd and very clearly delight every kid in attendance. It must be nice to have that level of adoration but at the same time a little more than overwhelming.
The NHL wild-card race is heating up and a top team awaits its inevitable early exit
Bill Foley said 'there were a lot better ways to spend $750 million' than to bring the NFL...
The NHL reverses course and wisely opts for transparency in what should be a huge off-season...
For first time since 2005-06, Edmonton is headed for a Stanley Cup run
With loss to Hurricanes, Detroit eliminated from postseason contention for first time since...
Flames-Capitals would pit underdogs vs. title favorites, while Pens-Oilers would showcase elite...