Latendresse’s Q-League memories of Crosby

Senators winger Guillaume Latendresse was playing with Drummondville at the same time Penguins centre Sidney Crosby was dominating with Rimouski in the Quebec League and marvels that Crosby “was so good, he was a world ahead of all the other guys, it was crazy.”

Senators winger Guillaume Latendresse was playing with Drummondville at the same time Penguins centre Sidney Crosby was dominating with Rimouski in the Quebec League and marvels that Crosby “was so good, he was a world ahead of all the other guys, it was crazy.”

Latendresse added, however, “that he had a lot of protection, too, like if somebody slashed him, the tough guy goes in and nobody would touch him. That guy (Eric Neilson), he was a killer.”

The year before Crosby arrived in Rimouski, Neilson had two goals, 11 assists and 341 penalty minutes. In the two years he played with Crosby — 2003-04 and 2004-05 –Neilson scored 17 goals, 24 assists and had 351 penalty minutes.

 

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