Penguins captain Sidney Crosby delivered a family’s season tickets, played street hockey in the driveway, and then wrote a note excusing the family’s kids from school. That’s typical Sid. All warmth and class.

But I’d never noticed something about Sid’s autograph: The “S” is an 8, and the last “y” is a 7. His signature is bookended with an 87.

How long has Sid been doing that? Since he was about 11, I’d wager.