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Sidney Crosby walked to the rink in Winnipeg, and it made headlines

Jan 25, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT

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Granted, it’s super cold today in Winnipeg (-7 F at last glance). But if there’s any better indication how much hype is surrounding Sidney Crosby‘s first game against the Jets at the MTS Centre, we haven’t found it.

As reported by the Canadian Press, Crosby said he braved the sub-zero temperatures because he misses Canadian winters.

As for tonight’s game, Crosby’s Penguins (2-1-0) are hoping to bounce back from a 5-2 home loss to the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

When asked about the reception he expects from the raucous (and creative) Winnipeg crowd, Crosby says he’s ready for anything.

“I’ve played in Philadelphia for a long time now and if I can get through that, hopefully I’m somewhat prepared for what happens tonight,” he said, per the Winnipeg Free Press.

“It’s all in good fun.”

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