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Crosby a rare combination of star and working man's hero

Updated: December 11, 2007, 1:21 PM ET
By George Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

CALGARY, Alberta -- The ones we remember, the men and women who leave their imprint on our imaginations and their signatures on our dreams, work damn hard to make it look easy.

Dancing man Fred Astaire, for instance, was legendary for sweating for a week on the steps to accompany just four bars of music. Watching Larry Bird hit jump shot after jump shot from the corner of the parquet at the old Boston Garden in the gathering darkness, long after everyone else had left a morning shootaround, ...

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