Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sidney Crosby Answers Questions During NHL Conference Call

Yesterday, the NHL conducted a conference call with Sidney Crosby who answered callers questions and The Confluence has the transcript (THANKS to Lauren for the "heads-up"); here is a portion of it:

Q. When you’re looking at the scoring leaders and you see you and Malkin up there, to have a teammate up there, what does that mean to you?
SIDNEY CROSBY: Well, it’s fun. I mean, we want to make sure that individually we’re doing our best to contribute. But it’s really nice to share that with someone. Hopefully we can continue to produce and help our team.

Q. I guess in the first 14 games you only had three goals. You’ve been scoring a lot more goals recently. What do you attribute that to?
Well, capitalizing on chances, probably getting a few more. I played with Gino a few times, too, so that never hurts. Probably a few different things. But, you know, sometimes that’s just the way it goes. Sometimes you get some bounces and some breaks and they go in. There’s other times where you’ve got to fight a little more to get them. You know, you just try to do the same things and hopefully the results eventually come.

Q. You talked about playing with Gino. What is it like playing with him? Obviously they don’t want to keep you together all the time, to spread out the scoring. But what do you like when you do play with him?
SIDNEY CROSBY: Yeah, it’s a lot of fun. I think we’ve gotten used to each other. We’ve played together for a while now. But I think we enjoy it. It’s one of the those things where, you know, hopefully if teams are going to focus on one of us, the other guy’s going to get a little more space. When we’re on the road together that happens a bit. Give other teams a different look. I think we both kind of benefit just because I think we get a little more space individually.

To read the entire transcript, CLICK HERE!!

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