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Captain Canada: Sidney Crosby to wear the ‘C’ in Sochi

Pittsburgh Penguins v Edmonton Oilers

EDMONTON, AB - JANUARY 10: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with the bench after scoring his team’s second goal against the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL game at Rexall Place on January 10, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Derek Leung

In today’s least-surprising news, Sidney Crosby was named captain of Team Canada for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Crosby, who scored the gold medal-winning goal for Canada against the United States at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, is the best player on Canada’s roster and as well as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The bigger news here would’ve been if he wasn’t named to lead the team.

Joining Crosby as leaders will be Team Canada’s alternate captains -- Chicago’s Jonathan Toews and Nashville’s Shea Weber. Both players are captains of their NHL teams as well giving Canada numerous character guys to take charge.

If the Olympics were based on the number of captains on a roster, Canada would be a heavy favorite there as well.

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