The shouts from the street carried right into our kitchen. "I'm Crosby!" "No, I'm Crosby!"
I went outside and in the centre of our court five boys were playing street hockey. Each player, but the goalie, loudly proclaiming he was Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins. For young boys, Crosby has surpassed Brantford's Wayne Gretzky as the hockey hero to emulate. When one player suggested another could be Gretzky, the offended player shot back, "No way! He's too old!"
Too old? Ouch! I put may camera in my pocket and returned home, all the while muttering, "I'm Rocket Richard."