Sidney Crosby has won everything there is to win, multiple times in fact, in the game of hockey. So, you could forgive him if he returned to Pittsburgh for his 14th NHL season with less motivation than he’s had in the past.

But Crosby says that’s not the case. In fact, he says losing in the playoffs last year is plenty of motivation for him as he prepares for the upcoming season.

“I’d love to play into June every year but that wasn’t the case (last season),” Crosby, 31, told Pittsburgh media at the team’s practice facility Wednesday. “I think whether you’ve won or lost, you’ve still got something to prove when you come into the next year. There’s always things that motivate different guys but for us, it’s easy to find that motivation after having lost the year before.”

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