"Sidney Crosby is among the candidates for Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world, known as the Time 100.
Voting is taking place right now here on Time.com. Crosby recently became the youngest player ever to win a scoring title in a major professional sport and is considered the fresh new face of the NHL."
You'll note that Daniel Alfredsson didn't make the list. I guess all the schoolchildren who he psychologically scarred don't count as having "real influence". Combine the Time list with the new Penguins arena, and there's hope for me yet.