In the tradition of A Season on the Brink and Peter Gzowksi's The Game of Our Lives, Shawna Richer has had the exclusive assignment of chronicling Sidney Crosby's incredible rookie season. Beginning with the NHL entry draft that almost never was, Richer follows Crosby to Pittsburgh, where he is greeted as the team's savior and moves in with living legend Mario Lemieux. From there it's onto the ice, where the team's youngest player proves to be its best player day in and day out, staying on pace to set rookie scoring records while the team loses and is forced to fire its coach. From an international advertising deal with Reebok to a season that seems to go from triumph to triumph, Sid the Kid has proven that he already is the man.
Shawna Richer is a national correspondent and Atlantic Canada bureau chief at the Globe and Mail based in Halifax. She joined Canada's national newspaper in 1997 as a sportswriter in Toronto and Montreal, where she covered professional football, hockey, baseball, and basketball. Her sportswriting has also appeared in the New York Times. She lives in Chester, Nova Scotia. Roy MacGregor is a columnist for the Globe and Mail who has won numerous awards for his journalism, including two National Newspaper Awards. He is the author of nearly 40 books, including Home Team: Fathers, Sons and Hockey. He lives in Kanata, Ontario.