Sydney Crosby's Speech: Why Hockey Is A Fast Exciting Sport

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Max Woodlief English 6 11/16/16 Hockey Speech Hockey is fast, exciting sport played by two teams trying to score in each others net. They play on a sheet of ice called a rink. Each team has six players on the ice, two wingers, two defensemen, one center, and one goalie. Hockey is a fast paced sport because players go across the ice hitting opponents, passing, juking, and shooting at the goal. On the ice players fight for the puck, a small rubber disk, and try to score in the opponents net. Players on each side get tired really fast and have line changes. Hockey is the only sport where you are allowed to switch out players while the puck is in play. A usual hockey player changes within forty five seconds. Hockey is really rough and many times…show more content…
Sydney Crosby plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins and has been playing hockey for them eleven years now. Sydney Crosby also has had the honor to play for the Canadian team for six years now. Crosby has now a total of seven hundred and seventy one goals for his career in the NHL. Last season Crosby’s team won the Stanley Cup, which is like the Super Bowl in hockey. When Crosby said,” For me, I've learned that the best thing is to focus on the team you play for and yourself and what you need to do.” This is what makes Crosby the best forward in the NHL. He does not rely on his independent work to help him win, but has gotten his whole team strong to win the Stanley Cup. Crosby is a true team player and that is what makes him better than everyone else. As shown by what Crosby said,” I promise to play for the logo on the front, not the name on the back.” He likes playing for a team, not just for himself. Many players try to make great plays by themselves, but they are only one man. “I have been practicing since I was 4 or 5 years old, but that wasn't really practice. I was just having fun.... I just loved to play hockey.”(Crosby)Another reason Sydney Crosby is so good is because he has been playing pretty much his whole life and plus he loves every bit he does as a hockey player. When Crosby said,” The best way for me to lead is through my game.” Sydney Crosby is the leader of his team and has continually shown he is the leader by playing to the best of his abilities and his hard work shows off. Sydney Crosby continues to put fans in amazement as he plays well throughout each year and that is why Crosby is considered the best forward the NHL has
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