Brian Boyle Shares Heartwarming Story About Sidney Crosby

Graham Montgomery
March 30, 2024  (6:46 PM)

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby preparing to take a faceoff
Photo credit: Sportsnet

Sidney Crosby has become not just one of the best players of his generation, but one of the best players of all time. Furthermore, he is a terrific human being. Former Penguin Brian Boyle recently shared a story about the Penguins captain.

It has been a difficult year for the Penguins. The team trading Jake Guentzel was seemingly the first move in a potential rebuild, leading to rumors that even Sidney Crosby may want out soon. That being said, the organization and their fans still has plenty of fond memories to reflect upon in this hard time for the franchise.
Boyle played in over 800 NHL games in his career. While the vast majority of those came with the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning, he made one final stop in his career before calling it quits. That team was none other than the Pittsburgh Penguins. The veteran center ended his career there, recording 11 goals and 21 points in 66 games with the team. That season was extra meaningful for Boyle as he was raising his young son, who got a chance to interact with Sidney Crosby on a regular basis. Today, Boyle shared a great story about Sid and his son on NHL Network.
"He was injured to start the year and my family had come to one of the opening games, could of been the opening night at home. My son was six at the time and I got a call on my phone, I check my phone after the game, my wife is texting and calling saying 'You have to get out here because Declan won't let Sid leave.' They were playing bubble hockey. Sid's backing me off 'The game's not over yet bud. Every time he heard my son's voice on the phone, cause he knew it was hard for my son too, he would grab the facetime and he would chat with him. He's one of the best teammates and best people ever."

Crosby continues to chase personal milestones with Penguins

Despite the fact that the Penguins have not been good this year, Crosby continues to rack up the personal achievements. Earlier this season, Crosby passed Wayne Gretzky for 7th place all-time in goals with a single franchise, with 584. He has also been climbing up the all-time leader board for even-strength points where he now sits in 8th place with 1007.
Sidney Crosby now has the eighth most even-strength points in NHL history. 🤯

Those aren't the only leader boards Crosby is climbing. The Penguins captain is also on pace to tie another Gretzky record, this time for most consecutive point-per-game seasons with 19. Crosby is just 4 points away from clinching that mark with ten games left to play.
The record Sidney Crosby is approaching is very impressive.

With 4 more points he ties Wayne Gretzky for the most seasons ever averaging a point per game (19). It's a consecutive record as well.

Crosby already has the most seasons ever OVER a PPG.

Consistency and Longevity 💪

Despite all the accolades, Crosby's future with the Penguins is suddenly unclear. With the team heading in a rebuild/retool direction, it is not clear if he would want to spend the last years of his career on a bottom feeder team. There is a growing concern among some NHL analysts that the Penguins and Kyle Dubas could look to trade Crosby next season, of not over the summer. Regardless of if he stays or goes though, the Penguins will certainly have some tough seasons ahead.
Source HockeyFeed: Brian Boyle reveals Sidney Crosby's true colors.
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