If there was a franchise that desperately needed this kid, it is Pittsburg. They are so close to going under, and that would be sad with their history. Like Corona Jet said, I'm just glad he didn't go to the Ducks.
I hate Gretzky comparisons before the guy has ever took one body blow in an NHL game.
I am in no way, shape or form comparing him to Gretsky. But if you will remember (I do, you might be too young though), when Gretsky turned pro, everyone thought his "free-wheeling" skating would be stopped in the pros with all the cross-checking and drilling along the boards.
He didn't slow down for an instint. I think Crosby will be fine also.
As long as Fleury or Thibault can step it up. The Pens will be in good shape
at making the playoffs.There defence looked good last half of the season 03/04 season.Plus they have Sergei Gonchar he will help QB the blueline.