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Rossi: Crosby and the Century Club.


Sidney Crosby wants all the trophies.

That is the theme behind our latest info-heavy production at the Trib. In Thursday’s print edition there is a page entirely dedicated to captain Sidney Crosby’s return to the Century Club. His fifth 100-point season is second in franchise history to Mario Lemieux’s 10.

The shake-your-head part: Were it not for an ankle injury (2008), the concussion saga (2011-12) and the broken jaw from last season, Crosby might have just hit 100 points for the eighth time – certainly the seventh.

A big stick tap to Trib designer Melanie Wass for her last-minute work on this page. She’s just super, and always has been a big part of the hockey coverage – making us look better than we read, so to speak.

Be EXCELLENT to each other,






Author: Rob Rossi

Rob Rossi is the lead sports columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has been called many names, but “Rossi” is the one to which he most often responds. He joined the Trib in November 2002 and was promoted to the columnist role in July 2014. Previously, he had covered the NHL’s Penguins (2006-14) and MLB’s Pirates (2006), while also working on beats associated with the NFL’s Steelers (2005-06) and the NCAA’s Pitt (2004-06). He has won national and local awards for his coverage of youth concussions and athletes’ charities. Also, he is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association executive committee and the Pittsburgh chapter chair. Raised in Crafton and Green Tree and a graduate of West Virginia University, he has covered a Super Bowl, All-Star Games in baseball and hockey, the NCAA basketball tournament and over 100 Stanley Cup playoff games, including the Cup Final twice. Oh, and his sports reporting has led him to brief chats with Mick Jagger and Bruce Springsteen; so that’s pretty cool. He is a regular contributor on TV with WPXI, Root Sports Pittsburgh and TSN. Also, he is the authorized biographer of Penguins star Evgeni Malkin.

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