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Penguins’ Crosby, Coyotes’ Balsillie: Most Popular Canucks Since Gretzky

Published by on May 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

It's hockey icon night and day in Canada, thanks to Sidney Crosby and Jim Balsillie.

Sidney Crosby, captain and leading scorer of the Pittsburgh Penguins, is enormously popular in Canada, and his popularity is soaring after his performance in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Crosby scored two goals, aded an assist, and his Penguins beat Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals 6-2. They chased rookie goalie Simeon Varlamov form the Caps net.

The Penguins are enormously popular in Pittsburgh these days, too, but a few years ago the franchise was in trouble and Jim Basillie offered to buy the team and move the Penguins to Canada.

To think it might be Sidney Crosby and the Hamilton Pengu...

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