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Beau Bennett

Sidney Crosby's will to win is in his genes

It can, Sidney Crosby says, be traced directly to his father.tmpplchld Well, not entirely.tmpplchld Seems he can't really absolve his mother, either.tmpplchld Fact is, while Crosby can't know for sure whether it's genetic or a by-product of the environment in which he grew up, he's convinced that his ultra-competitive nature is a gift from the people who raised him.tmpplchld "My dad is really competitive," he said, smiling. "It was pretty clear whenever I would play games with them as a kid, and things like that. He always wanted to win, but my mom was quietly competitive, too.tmpplchld "Whatever we did, she wanted to win. Playing basketball or...