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According to TSN, the Pittsburgh Penguins will annoce that Sidney Crosby will inherit the C from the retired Mario Lemieux. He will now go down as the youngest captain in NHL history after Steve Yzerman held that honour at the age of 21 I believe.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=209375&hubname=

This does not surprise me at all and I do believe he has earned it after last seasons success. Congrats Sid the Kid.

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According to TSN, the Pittsburgh Penguins will annoce that Sidney Crosby will inherit the C from the retired Mario Lemieux. He will now go down as the youngest captain in NHL history after Steve Yzerman held that honour at the age of 21 I believe.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=209375&hubname=

This does not surprise me at all and I do believe he has earned it after last seasons success. Congrats Sid the Kid.

Lecavalier was the youngest captain befores Crosby

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/statitude...r_youngcaptain/

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Not sure if this was known or not, but the Lightning's Vinny Lecavalier was captain in the 2000-01 season. With a birthdate of April 20, 1980, that put him at age 20/21 when he was captain of the Lightning.

Edit: Looks like someone beat me to it.

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According to TSN, the Pittsburgh Penguins will annoce that Sidney Crosby will inherit the C from the retired Mario Lemieux. He will now go down as the youngest captain in NHL history after Steve Yzerman held that honour at the age of 21 I believe.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=209375&hubname=

This does not surprise me at all and I do believe he has earned it after last seasons success. Congrats Sid the Kid.

In other news, maz1960 has just had to change his underwear and pants.

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Good luck to the kid, but I 'm just not 100% sure on whether or not he can handle it. Yet again, none of us are on the bench and/or in the lockerrom, so we wouldn't know.

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Im a little leary of Crosby being the pens captain. Im sure hed do greatly, but we havent had a captain since Lemieux retired... and weve done greatly even without a captain. Besides, nobody could ever replace Lemieux. And if you ask me, I think Sidney is still alittle too young for this. I wouldve named Roberts captain, if I had to, because he is the oldest and has a ton of experience and still has alotta passion. But thats only if we resign him. And really I would rather just keep three A's. Good for Sid though, like I said before im sure he wont let us down.

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According to TSN, the Pittsburgh Penguins will annoce that Sidney Crosby will inherit the C from the retired Mario Lemieux. He will now go down as the youngest captain in NHL history after Steve Yzerman held that honour at the age of 21 I believe.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=209375&hubname=

This does not surprise me at all and I do believe he has earned it after last seasons success. Congrats Sid the Kid.

Lecavalier was the youngest captain befores Crosby

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/statitude...r_youngcaptain/

Hum... then why did most of the articles that came out around the time of Stevie Y's retirement say he was the youngest captain in the game? Maybe I missed out the part that said "was the youngest captain until Vinnie overtook him". Ah well, thanks for the clarification.

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According to TSN, the Pittsburgh Penguins will annoce that Sidney Crosby will inherit the C from the retired Mario Lemieux. He will now go down as the youngest captain in NHL history after Steve Yzerman held that honour at the age of 21 I believe.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=209375&hubname=

This does not surprise me at all and I do believe he has earned it after last seasons success. Congrats Sid the Kid.

Lecavalier was the youngest captain befores Crosby

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/statitude...r_youngcaptain/

Hum... then why did most of the articles that came out around the time of Stevie Y's retirement say he was the youngest captain in the game? Maybe I missed out the part that said "was the youngest captain until Vinnie overtook him". Ah well, thanks for the clarification.

Lecavalier was only captain for one or two years while Yzerman was captain for 20 or so years so maybe people forgot about Lecavalier. This reminds me of everyone thinking that Scott Gomez was the first Hispanic in the NHL even though it was actually Bill Guerin.

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According to TSN, the Pittsburgh Penguins will annoce that Sidney Crosby will inherit the C from the retired Mario Lemieux. He will now go down as the youngest captain in NHL history after Steve Yzerman held that honour at the age of 21 I believe.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=209375&hubname=

This does not surprise me at all and I do believe he has earned it after last seasons success. Congrats Sid the Kid.

Lecavalier was the youngest captain befores Crosby

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/statitude...r_youngcaptain/

Hum... then why did most of the articles that came out around the time of Stevie Y's retirement say he was the youngest captain in the game? Maybe I missed out the part that said "was the youngest captain until Vinnie overtook him". Ah well, thanks for the clarification.

Lecavalier was only captain for one or two years while Yzerman was captain for 20 or so years so maybe people forgot about Lecavalier. This reminds me of everyone thinking that Scott Gomez was the first Hispanic in the NHL even though it was actually Bill Guerin .

So THATS why ICS likes him so much. :P

Honestly though, that really suprises me. I've been a Guerin fan for years now and had no idea he was hispanic.

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From the Central Hockey League website:

Bill Guerin: The Trailblazer

Seventy-two inches of rain pounded the pavement and soaked the ground. Mudslides buried villages. It was 1998 and Bill Guerin was an Edmonton Oilers forward at 27 years old, seven years into his NHL career, when Hurricane Mitch ravaged Nicaragua, his mother?s homeland. Guerin couldn?t stop the rain. He couldn?t save the tens of thousands who died. What he could do was lead the recovery.

So, he leveraged his celebrity and helped the Red Cross raise a quarter-million dollars in Edmonton for the Hurricane Mitch relief efforts. More than a statistical and cultural anomaly, beyond the plus/minus, the right wing was an icon for Central Americans in a time of tragedy.

But few knew that Guerin?s interest in the relief efforts was also personal. Even fewer knew that the shy and private Guerin was Nicaraguan and Irish-American, possibly making him the first Latino in the NHL.

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2 things.

1) Crosby has everything a captain needs. A passion to win, and the ability to inspire the same feeling in his teammates.

2) I'm glad I waited to get my Crosby jersey. Knew this day would come, time to start saving up for a new Reebok authentic. (so long as they aren't too hideous)

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time to start saving up for a new Reebok authentic. (so long as they aren't too hideous)

$425

Even without seeing what those things will look like, that price makes it hideous enough for my taste.

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1) Crosby has everything a captain needs. A passion to win, and the ability to inspire the same feeling in his teammates.

He does have the un-Captain like quality of barking at the officials when a penalty is called on him....

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1) Crosby has everything a captain needs. A passion to win, and the ability to inspire the same feeling in his teammates.

He does have the un-Captain like quality of barking at the officials when a penalty is called on him....

I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you didn't watch the Penguins during the entire second half of the season, when he didn't do that at all.

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Just to let everyone know, Crosby is officially the youngest captain in NHL history. Crosby was 19 years, 297 days old and Vinny Lecavalier was 19 years, 324 days old when being named captain of their respective teams

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On the one hand, it's a bit odd that they would name Crosby captain with veterans like Gonchar, Roberts and especially Mark Recchi on the roster, but then again he's an exceptional talent who is going to be the foundation of the organization from here to 2025-26.

After winning a scoring title, he's the man regardless of age and I'm sure those close to him see the leadership qualities present to handle the responsibility.

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Dude can't legally buy a drink but dude can lead his team on the ice. There might not have been younger captains but there sure have been worse ones. Congrats to the kid. If it were me, no one under 25 would ever be captain but WTF do I know about hockey? ZILCH. So there.

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