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Sidney Crosby getting in a Sochi frame of mind

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby admits he's getting in a Russia frame of mind with the Sochi Winter...

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby admits he's getting in a Russia frame of mind with the Sochi Winter Olympics on the horizon. (JESSICA RINALDI/Reuters/Files)

ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:27 PM ET

PITTSBURGH - Spend some time in just about any dressing room around the NHL these days and you don't have to look far to find an Olympic angle.

Some venues offer more than others, of course, but those circulating through the Penguins' oval-shaped den may well be the thickest.

On one side of the room, there is Evgeni Malkin, who is being followed by a Russian camera crew anxious to get an early jump on what will be the showcase event in Sochi. Next to him is winger Chris Kunitz, who is making a case for Team Canada riding the coattails of a certain No. 87.

And then there’s the man overseeing it all, Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma who will also patrol the bench for Team USA in Sochi.


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