2 Stanley Cups, 2 Olympic Gold Medals, 1 World Championship Gold Medal, 1 Conn Smythe, 2 Hart Trophies, and on, and on, and on. The list never stops for Sid. Sometimes people forget that the best player in the world doesn’t “rock the red.” He dawns the black and gold.
Last night was another reminder of why Sid holds that throne. I’m not sure if anybody else in the world makes that pass look as easy as Sid does. Literally, 99% of players have no idea that Conor Sheary is sitting on the doorstep there if they’re in Sid’s position. Meanwhile, Sid has eyes in the back of his head, and a brain that sees plays before they even happen. Once he retrieves the pass from Bryan Rust on his forehand, he immediately spins and dishes a perfect backhand pass to the tape of Conor Sheary’s stick for an easy tap in goal. Just a work of art. You can tell how impressive this play is by just watching Conor Sheary’s reaction after the goal. The dude just stares over at Sid in complete awe thinking “how in the hell did you make that play?”. It’s scary to think that the best player in the world is probably having his best season of his career right now, and he doesn’t look like he’s going to slow down anytime soon.