Sidney Crosby stuns with statement on Connor McDavid ahead of Game 6

Sidney Crosby stuns with statement on Connor McDavid ahead of Game 6

Game 6 takes place tonight in Edmonton.

Chris Gosselin

Penguins’ captain and superstar Sidney Crosby failed to reach the postseason with Pittsburgh this spring again. While he hates seeing other teams and players compete when he’s not, Crosby admitted to both the New York Times and the Athletic how he simply cannot stop watching Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers attempting a comeback for the Stanley Cup in the Finals against the Florida Panthers.

Crosby admitted that he has been keeping tabs on the series by watching highlights. When he was asked about McDavid and how he’s lead his team, the Penguins’ star player couldn’t stop with the compliments.

“It’s incredible what he’s doing,” said Crosby. “Somehow, he’s found another level. In the playoffs (that’s tough to do), especially.”

He then told Josh Yohe of the Athletic:

“Got some time on my hands these days. I’ve seen him. I’ve seen highlights of him.”

McDavid recorded two goals and two assists as Edmonton held on for a 5-3 victory Tuesday in Game 5 to cut Florida’s lead in the Stanley Cup final to 3-2. His 42 points this spring already represents the fourth-best individual playoff performance in league history behind Wayne Gretzky (47 points, 1984-85), Mario Lemieux (44 points, 1990-91) and Gretzky (43 points, 1987-88). On top of that, his eight points in Cup elimination games also set the record for one title series.

Crosby has no issues revealing how he’s always been watching McDavid and his career unfold in the National Hockey League. He believes the Oilers’ captain has always been special and appears convinced that if someone can pull off a comeback and win the Stanley Cup in seven games, it’s McDavid.

As the puck drops tonight in Edmonton for Game 6, many Canadians will be cheering on McDavid and the Oilers.

And that includes Sid.