He was "Sid the Kid." Now he's "Sidney the Mature Adult."

"I don't know if it has the same ring," Penguins captain Sidney Crosby said, laughing.

He's right. It doesn't.

Crosby turned 30 years old Monday, and he needs a new nickname.

How about "Three-peat Champion?"

"We're going to training camp with that in mind," he said. "It'll be a big challenge, but why not?"

Thirty teams will try to come up with an argument for Crosby starting in September, when he and the Penguins, winners of back-to-back Stanley Cup titles, open camp.