Posted by Håkan Ljung on 16th June 2006 at 10:58 GMT
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It took a while before I realized what kind of style Crosbys has. Sidney Crosby has a truelly Finnish playing style. Finnish hockey tradition is an identity were they combine explosive movements with almost Russian technical skills. Finns skate very fast on short and long distances, at the same time they are very stable and have excellent dexterity and cordination. Their stickhandling are allways perfect. You must agree Crosby is very similar to Jeri Leithinen, Saku Koivou and many other Finnish players.
I wonder if Crosby have recieved European training? Its unlikely he obtained these qualities by only playing games.