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Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby takes part in the skate for the Penguins' NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Crosby was named to the Canadian Olympic men's hockey team Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby takes part in the skate for the Penguins' NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Crosby was named to the Canadian Olympic men's hockey team Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

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