Monday, September 29, 2008

Sid a mere mortal in Sweden.

Kind of a funny story from When he says he can't just go out, he's serious. I've seen him in downtown Halifax during the off-season and there's a constant stream of people going to talk to him:

Sidney Crosby could get used to living here.

Crosby spent Sunday as a tourist, eating dinner and checking out the sights in Old Town with his teammates.

"I walked around a bit and I think one person said hello," Crosby said after Monday's hard practice.

For someone that has trouble walking the streets in almost any hockey-loving city in North America, the anonymity was a welcomed change of pace.

"It was just cool to be with the guys and hang out," Crosby said. "I don't get to do that too often in Pittsburgh or in Canada, so it was just really nice to be out with the team and do some stuff and have some fun."

After Monday's practice, Crosby accompanied the team to lunch and a tour of the Vasa Museum, a maritime museum located on the island of Djurgarden. The Vasa is the only almost fully intact 17th Century ship in existence. She sank on her maiden voyage in 1698, and it wasn't until 1961 that the 64-gun warship was salvaged.

Crosby will play tourist on Tuesday, as well, as the team engages in a city-wide scavenger hunt.

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