Penguins still searching for 2nd Cup of Crosby era

Sidney Crosby, who is now in his eighth NHL season, has one Stanley Cup ring (2009). (Charles...

Sidney Crosby, who is now in his eighth NHL season, has one Stanley Cup ring (2009). (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:17 PM ET

When a euphoric Sidney Crosby skated around the ice surface at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena with the Stanley Cup hoisted high over his head on a steamy June evening in 2009, the expectation was that the game's most skilled performer would have the opportunity to smear his fingerprints all over hockey's Holy Grail on many more occasions moving forward.

So much for that theory.

Truth be told, Crosby's mitts have yet to coddle Lord Stanley's battered beaker in the ensuing five years since that memorable day in Motown. And to many observers, not to mention the loyal puckheads in Pittsburgh, it is a headscratcher.


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