Sidney Crosby No-Shows The NHL at The NHL All-Star Game

Published February 2, 2024 at 12:45
NHL All-Star Weekend started, and surprisingly, Sidney Crosby from the Pittsburgh Penguins didn't show up for the players' draft on Thursday.

When Nathan MacKinnon's team picked Crosby, he wasn't there on the ice. Instead, a kid from the Tim Hortons Timbits program represented Crosby. Later, it was revealed that Crosby had a prior commitment.

As he only plays in the actual All-Star Game on Saturday and skips the Skills competitions, he focused on the current season, seen skating in Montana, as per team insider Taylor Haase.

"Sidney Crosby isn't here for all this today. That's the NHL's fault for making the skills day the way they did tomorrow, where not everyone participates. No reason for Crosby to be here this early. He's skating. In Montana. Because of course he is,"
explained Haase.

MacKinnon expressed surprise, saying:

"I didn't even know he wasn't going to be here. I saw his video (which played prior to the draft). I didn't even know. But yeah, it'll be cool to play with him in an All-Star Game. We've got some good leadership on the team now, and hopefully we can win it."

Crosby is expected to miss the Skills competition but will join his team in Toronto for the game on Saturday, featuring his friends MacKinnon, Cale Makar, goalie Alexander Georgiev, Kirill Kaprizov, Sebastian Aho, Tom Wilson, netminder Jeremy Swayman, Travis Konecny, new Vancouver Canuck Elias Lindholm, and Oliver Bjorkstrand.
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