Only Chris Kunitz, who was Sid's line mate, and Geno, seemed to have his back.During the second round of the playoffs, against the New York Rangers, it became especially apparent that Sid was upset with Bylsma.Sid, who was made captain, had a good tournament, and won gold against Russia and Geno on .He became the 26th member of the Triple Gold Clup (winner of a Stanley Cup, an Olympic gold, and a World Championship gold), and the only player in history to do so while captaining each of his teams.The Penguins met Columbus for round one of the playoffs that year.Sid averaged a point per game that series, but he wasn't scoring.Even coming off a World Championship, that summer Sid experienced something of a personal crisis. During his first season, Crosby was given an "A" as an alternate captain on Fri 16 Dec.2005, but already at the end of the season, then-Penguins coach Michel Therrien asked Crosby to think about accepting the captaincy for the next season.
Sid kept insisting that he wasn't playing hurt, but he had a busted wrist from a game against the St.
This was a pretty steep dive, but he was still dominating his peers (Ryan Getzlaf was the closest to him in points that year. The Penguins were eliminated in five games by the Ranger during the first round of the playoffs that year.
Sid called up the GM of Team Canada the same night they were eliminated; he was healthy and he wanted to play in the World Championship.
He'd never, during all his years in the League, played as poorly as he did under Mike Johnston. The Penguins just barely edged their way into the playoffs that season.
In 2012-13, Sid went from a 1.56 PPG to 1.30 in 2013-14. They made it with literally the last game of the season, against Buffalo, which was ranked dead last at 30 that year.