Some More NHL Thoughts
I tuned in to the 'Canes-Penguins game tonight to watch some more of Sidney Crosby. So, is he as good as advertised? Maybe. Through two games he appears to be a pretty solid all-around player, albeit a deft passer. Both of his assists this season have come on sick passes where he has made the goalie think he's shooting and instead has found a wide open teammate on the back door. I keep having to remind myself that he is only 18. Predictions of a 100 point rookie season are premature, but this kid is going to be good. Really, really good. All this talk about Crosby though overshadows the fact that he wasn't even the best rookie in the game tonight. That title goes to Cam Ward who was incredible down the stretch and stopped both Crosby and Mario Lemeiux point blank in the shootout. This is very good news for a Hurricanes team that is expecting Danny Richmond to develop into a good defenseman. In short, they are going to need a superb goaltender.