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Crosby rounds out trophy collection with Conn Smythe

SAN JOSE – Pittsburgh Penguins forward Chris Kunitz said it was never enough for Sidney Crosby to be the NHL’s top offensive star.

“Early in his career he went out and got points and did everything,” Kunitz recalled. “But that didn’t make him satisfied.”

Sidney Crosby was named winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy as NHL playoff MVP after the Penguins won the Stanley Cup with a 3-1 victory against the San Jose Sharks. And that decision, by an 18-person panel made up of members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, was largely based on Crosby’s overall game in the postseason.

“He’s the all-encompassing guy, one of the greatest players ever to play the game because of how he can adapt and how hard he works at everything,” Kunitz said.

Crosby’s 19 points in the playoffs didn’t lead his team in scoring. He didn’t have a goal during the Stanley Cup Final, although he had two assists in the clinching…

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