I was pretty convinced that Crosby was the real deal a while ago, but his recent performances have been clutch–and that’s the difference between a truly great player and a stat whore (like Jagr).

He would be well advised to shut his yap and let his play do the talking, but he’s apparently been working on that. (The oft-cited defense that he was young would work if all of those his age were yappers…)

Anyway, I think Crosby has the potential to be a super star and an ambassador for the game. But I have to wonder if transplanting him to Las Vegas or Kansas City before he is laden with Cup rings will really work, or just beat him into obscurity.