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Opponents Now Feeling Crosby's Pain

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Finally, the rest of the NHL is feeling Sidney Crosby's pain.

The pain from the concussion-like symptoms that ruined his 2010-11 season when he was on his way to putting up historic numbers.

The pain from the neck injury that went a long way to limiting him to 22 games in 2011-12.

The pain from the lockout that went on and on this season and delayed his return to the ice, practically driving him out of his mind because he had worked so maniacally to be ready to play hockey.

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