It was way back in the 80’s since a team in the NHL team won the Stanley Cup three consecutive years running – the New York Islanders.
In a bold statement, Sidney Crosby thinks that his Pittsburgh Penguins could be the next.
Crosby told NHL.com’s Dan Rosen. “We’re going to training camp with that in mind,” “It’ll be a big challenge, but why not?”
Crosby was in Halifax for his 30th birthday celebrations and as Rosen pointed out, neither Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Gordie Howe, or Bobby Orr won the Stanley Cup past the age of 29.
If you look at the last few seasons, Crosby maybe right to make such a claim. The Penguins captain is experiencing arguably his most accomplished season yet. He won a World Cup title last September, as well as tournament MVP honours, and his second Maurice “Rocket” Richard and Conn Smythe Trophies.
When asked if turning 30 scares him the three-time Cup champion responded.
“It’s just a number,” said Crosby. “Just a number to me.”