Stanley Cup gets Nova Scotia tour, courtesy of Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby is very good at hockey and he has the hardware to prove it,.

The Penguins center took the Stanley Cup on a tour of his native Nova Scotia as part of a celebration for his 30th birthday weekend. Crosby, who will turn 30 on Monday, also had laid out for his birthday party several other trophies, including the Conn Smythe he earned in June while leading the Penguins to their second straight Stanley Cup title.

Crosby also led the Penguins to a Stanley Cup championship in 2009 and this weekend’s Nova Scotia tour was the third time he took the Cup to various sites in Halifax. Among the weekend’s multiple visits was a trip to a children’s hospital.

“It was a surprise to patients, one-on-one visits and lots of smiles,” Nick Cox, a spokesperson for the IWK Health Centre, told CBC News. “He did it for the kids. It wasn’t for the media, it wasn’t for staff. It was just for the patients.

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What Kunin said he learned over the past year is that Granato, who had NHL coaching gigs in Colorado, Pittsburgh, and most recently Detroit, knows how to motivate his players and understands what it takes to be successful at hockey’s highest level.

“He’s an unbelievable teacher, not only with the game, but he’s helped me a ton away from the rink as well,” Kunin said. “He’ll do anything for his guys. When you’ve got a guy like that leading the charge it’s pretty easy to play and compete for a guy like that.”

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