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Crosby ready for the next step ... whenever it is

Originally Published: November 24, 2004
By Chris Stevenson | Special to ESPN.com

GATINEAU, Quebec -- It is early in the game, just past the first-minute mark, and Sidney Crosby of the Rimouski Oceanic stands on the bench. He has yet to leap the boards for his first shift, but already the biggest crowd of the season at the Robert Guertin Centre is on the edge of its seats in anticipation.

It is like this everywhere he goes, in the cities of Quebec and the Maritime provinces where the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League plays. Night after night, arenas are packed with hockey ...

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