There has often been speculation as to Sidney Crosby's ongoing attachment to the favorite team of his youth - notice those Canadiens socks on Timbit card. Some say it runs very deep inside of him while others suggest his Habs fixation was merely the dreams of youth.
That was years ago, right?
I've had lots of fun with the Crosby - Canadiens linking over the run of this blog. Imagining Sidney in the red, white, and blue, I always assumed is more unreal than anything else. Contrary to what some people have said, I've had some laughs while not taking it all that seriously.
But now there may be more to it than meets the eye.
Seems Sidney's thoughts of being a Canadien one day, run a little deeper than anyone would have guessed.
Could he be imagining he's already one!
Would you believe that after Sid's Penguins beat the Habs 5-4 in a shootout tonight, that the Kid momentarily forgot that he was on the winning team? He thought he'd lost.
He actually answers a reporters post game question as though his team managed the one point in the loss.
That team would be Montreal, Sidney! He even attaches the standard worn out cliches to his assessment of the loss in how the team played.
How can you be disapointed, I ask, when you've just won?
How can you forget that your team has just won moments ago?
If I recall correctly Sid did shoot at the Habs net in the shootout didn't he?
Moments later, he was saying this to a reporter. It happens 2:00 into this clip, after the games highlights.
Crosby: "Yeah, well it would have been nice to get the two, but you know, things happen sometimes, you just have to roll with it and make the best of the situation. I think we did that tonight"
Reporter: "You did get the two by the way."
Quickly, the reporter moves on to the next question.
I was filming all this with my digicam, mainly for the purpose of the Souray pounding of Armstrong, and it caught me totally by surprise.
I was actually hoping Sidney would burst out laughing - just like I did!
Honestly, I still can't believe what I heard! Will the Penguins place a moratorium on Sid's post game interviews when he plays the Habs.
UPDATE: The NHL Network that ran this clip, had changed the post game summary format for it by 1 a.m. Glad I caught it in time.