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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Mad Skills

I'm not sure if you've heard the chatter this year, but this Sidney Crosby guy is pretty good. He leads the NHL in scoring right now, and he's won himself an impressive array of trophies and awards since he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins. It was thought that he would be the ultimate setup man, much in the same fashion as Wayne Gretzky was, when he was drafted, but each passing year is proving that Crosby has some mad skills when it comes to shooting the puck. Thanks to the good people at Reebok, and to Ryan J. for bringing these videos to my attention, you can watch Sidney Crosby put on a little magic show with his stick and a few pucks.

The premise for these videos is that Crosby is testing out the new Reebok 11K Sickick III stick, the newest weapon in the arsenal of sticks that Reebok has brought to the market. Without ruining each of the videos with a long-winded explanation, here is Sidney Crosby breaking down a pyramid of pucks with an interesting twist at the end.

Now some have said that the video has been edited or spliced in some way because there's no way that Crosby could have done that in one take. I, however, disagree with that idea simply because there's no way that something like picking off the rolling puck happens on multiple takes. While the doubters remain, I'll present what I'll call "Exhibit B" in this examination of Crosby's skills. Check this video out.
How many of you moved out of the way when Crosby accurately fired the puck at the camera? I'm guessing a lot of you did. While it's fairly easy to move a non-pegged net as it sits on the ice, to pop it back onto where its moorings sit is quite impressive. Not only does he get the net back into place, but he gets it to sit properly along the goal line. And then rips a shot off the glass at the camera just for good measure. Convinced yet that he's pretty good?

Just for good measure, let's take a look at one more Reebok commercial featuring Sidney Crosby where he shows off some pretty good hand-eye coordination.
There's little doubt that Crosby is one of the best talents on the planet right now in the game of hockey. These commercials alone prove that the kid has mad skills, and his repertoire of amazing talents is still growing.

Reebok, in the spirit of giving and in the spirit of "unleash your release", is giving away a 11K Sickick III stick or two and you can enter to win! All you have to do is navigate over to the registration page and fill out the form. If you're one of the lucky winners, you'll get a chance to play with the same stick you saw Crosby using in the first two videos! Nothing like a little giveaway before the holidays!

Get in on the contest, and unleash your release! If you happen to win one of these sticks, film yourself doing some Crosby-like feats on the ice, and I'll post your video here for the world to see! So get over to the site, and get yourself a new stick!

Until next time, keep your Reebok 11K Sickick III sticks on the ice!

1 comment:

Travis said...

Sure would be nice to have him back. He'd have around 108 points right now if he kept up the pace he set in the first half of the season. Check out my blog for more on the Pens and hockey skills.