Sidney Crosby RUMORS & NEWS

  • Crosby motivated to win Cup again "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby started to reel off names of people who serve as motivation for him to win the Stanley Cup again. It took him a while. He started with Pascal Dupuis, his former teammate who had to retire because of blood clot issues. He talked about Mario Lemieux, the..." May 29

  • Crosby: Kessel not fond of being in front of the camera "Before anyone can begin to understand Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel and all of his idiosyncrasies, one first has to realize the perception of him being a misunderstood star athlete is somewhat misguided. "He flourishes in not having to be the guy," former Toronto Maple Leafs coach..." May 20

  • Roenick rips Crosby's work ethic before OT winner

    The Score "Again he's wrong in his analysis. Former NHL forward and current NBCSN analyst Jeremy Roenick provided a scalding hot take Monday night in the second intermission of Game 2 between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning. Roenick suggested Sidney Crosby - who hadn't scored in eight..." May 17

  • Penguins coach to Crosby, Malkin: ‘Play the right way’

    Pro Hockey Talk "No doubt about it, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have been struggling to score lately. Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan recognizes that, although he also believes that the high-end scorers still make an impact on playoff contests, even when they’re not generating goals and..." May 14

  • Benn, Crosby, Kane finalists for Hart Trophy "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will have a chance to win the Hart Trophy for a third time. Crosby, Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn and Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane were named Saturday as finalists for the Hart, which is awarded "to the player adjudged to be the most..." May 07

  • Sidney Crosby admits that he doesn't score the way Alex Ovechkin does

    Puck Drunk Love "The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals are going to face off in Round 2 of the NHL playoffs, which will set the stage of reigniting the longtime rivalry between Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. While the rivalry has lost steam in recent years, both Crosby and Ovechkin are still..." April 26

  • Crosby: 'I definitely don't have (Ovechkin's) shot or score like he does'

    The Score "The second-round matchup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals will once again pit two of the game's most polarizing players against one another. Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin will once again do battle, but early on Crosby is making it clear that he isn't out to replicate..." April 25

  • Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin are finally meeting in the playoffs again

    CBS Sports "Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin have been the two best players in the NHL for the past decade, but their teams have only met in the playoffs one time (2009) during their careers. Until now. Thanks to the Penguins' first round win over the New York Rangers, and the Capitalsknocking out the..." April 25

  • Sullivan could put Crosby and Malkin on same line, but won't commit "Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan held a conference call with the media. Here is a transcript of that conversation. On balancing desire with reinserting Evgeni Malkin into the lineup and the desire for continuity: That’s going to be one of the challenges moving forward. We did a little more..." April 17

  • Crosby signs stick for Sestito's son: 'I felt a foot taller with your dad in the lineup'

    The Score "Sidney Crosby will remember Tom Sestito as a Penguin - even though Sestito played only four games with Pittsburgh. Crosby signed a stick for Sestito's newborn son, leaving him an awesome message." April 15

  • Crosby climbs to 6th in playoff per-game scoring after stellar Game 1

    The Score "With a goal and two assists in Game 1 of the Pittsburgh Penguins' first-round series against the New York Rangers, Sidney Crosby now sits sixth on the NHL's all-time playoff points per game list (minimum 50 games played):" April 14

  • Flyers catch a break: Penguins scratch Crosby, Letang

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins have been red hot lately, but they might be more manageable for the Philadelphia Flyers this afternoon. Pittsburgh has announced that Sidney Crosby is out with “bumps and bruises” while Kris Letang will be a healthy scratch. That’s in addition to the players that the..." April 09

  • Sidney Crosby becomes 3rd Penguin to record 600 assists

    The Score "By setting up a Justin Schultz point shot that Patric Hornqvist would deflect into the net, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby joined an exclusive club Saturday with the 600th assist of his NHL career." April 02

  • Crosby, Dubnyk and Burns named Stars of March "Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk and San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of March." April 01

  • Crosby, Quick and Monahan named stars of week "Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick and Calgary Flames center Sean Monahan have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 20. FIRST STAR - SIDNEY CROSBY, C, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Crosby shared the League lead with 2-5-7 in..." March 21

  • Crosby: I’ve ‘never been approached’ about taking PEDs

    ESPN "Run it past Sidney Crosby. That seems to be a standard course when there is a hot topic in the NHL -- or hockey in general. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain and longtime unofficial face of the NHL has offered his opinion on a wide variety of subjects throughout the years. Crosby recently sat..." March 17

  • Coaching change helped carry Crosby to old heights "Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby is one of the game's leading offensive forces once again, and coach Mike Sullivan may have a lot to do with that. When Crosby began the 2015-16 season scoreless in eight of the first nine games, there were some initial concerns his days as a contender..." March 13

  • Sidney Crosby backs Mike Sullivan in Pittsburgh

    ESPN "- Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan earned a Stanley Cup ring with the 2014-15 Chicago Blackhawks as a member of the organization's development team. It's a special keepsake securely tucked away somewhere, but it would mean much more if he were to ever win a championship as a coach. In..." March 09

  • Sidney Crosby proving he's not done dominating

    USA Today "What’s wrong with Sidney Crosby? That was question heard often around the NHL in the first two months of the season when Crosby wasn’t on his familiar perch atop the league’s scoring race. He had nine points in his first 18 games. He was minus-10 on Nov. 27. He didn’t seem to be the same player..." February 17

  • Can Sidney Crosby catch Patrick Kane in scoring race?

    The Score "The NHL's scoring race is over. Except, maybe it isn't. With 32 goals and 44 assists through 56 games, Patrick Kane's 76 points puts him 17 clear of the next most productive players, making him a virtual lock to win the Art Ross Trophy. But if there's anyone who might be able to challenge..." February 08

  • Crosby, Karlsson, Trocheck named NHL's Three Stars "Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson and Florida Panthers center Vincent Trocheck have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Feb. 7. FIRST STAR - SIDNEY CROSBY, C, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Crosby led the League in goals and points..." February 08

  • Penguins captain Crosby scores 900th NHL point "Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored his 900th NHL point Saturday, and quickly added 901 and 902. Crosby reached 900 with an assist 14:56 into the third period on a goal by defenseman Kris Letang against the Florida Panthers. Crosby scored with 1:15 remaining to tie the game 2-2,..." February 07

  • Crosby says scoring surge after All-Star snub purely coincidental

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Whether Sidney Crosby's absence from the NHL's All-Star rosters, released Jan. 6, qualified as a snub intrigued players, fans and media alike. For the Penguins' captain, it served as a reminder of how much he struggled during the season's first three months. Others deserved the recognition, he..." January 29

  • Resurgent Sidney Crosby has Penguins back in post-season mix

    Sportsnet "In the middle of chaos, the puck allowed Sidney Crosby a rare moment of clarity. There it was, on his stick as the Pittsburgh Penguins star stood at the goal line on Monday night. In front of him, the New Jersey Devils were too busy tangling with Crosby’s teammates to notice the two-time MVP..." January 27

  • Crosby admits it’s a ‘little weird’ for Pens to fight for ‘playoff life’

    Pro Hockey Talk "As they ready for a game against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves in a fairly unfamiliar position: on the outside of the playoff picture. Granted, they’re not that far outside of the East’s top eight, but it’s a far cry from the sort of work one usually expects..." January 13

  • Sidney Crosby didn't make the All-Star Game; does it mean anything?

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game will take place Jan. 31 in Nashville and as usual, it will include many of the biggest names in the league today. There's Alex Ovechkin and Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews and P.K. Subban and rising stars like Jamie Benn and Vladimir Tarasenko. There won't be Sidney Crosby,..." January 06

  • Friedman on Malkin, Crosby Trade Considerations

    Today's Slapshot "On if it’s time that the Pittsburgh Penguins makes more of a drastic move: “I think that’ll all get sorted out kind of in the summer. “I think there’s a couple of things there. No. 1 – the team is for sale. Are they a less valuable franchise to sell without a Crosby or a Malkin there? And..." December 29

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    Dave Molinari @MolinariPG

    Crosby looks to be skating with no apparent difficulty. He had been spotted limping earlier in the week.

  • Penguins captain Sidney Crosby to play vs. Wild

    ESPN "Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will play Saturday after missing his first game of the season earlier in the week. Coach Mike Sullivan said Crosby and Kris Letang would both be in the lineup against the Minnesota Wild. Crosby has been dealing with a lower-body injury suffered in a loss to the..." December 26

  • Crosby vs. Toews: Who should captain Canada at the World Cup of Hockey?

    The Score "Sidney Crosby is mired in his worst statistical season in recent memory, while Jonathan Toews defends another Stanley Cup victory. With the World Cup of Hockey approaching, Canadian hockey fans are wondering: Who should captain Canada at the World Cup of Hockey - Sidney Crosby or Jonathan..." December 25

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    Jenn Menendez @JennMenendez

    Sullivan: "Sid is not going to play tonight."

  • Crosby sits out Blue Jackets game with injury

    TSN "The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without the services of captain Sidney Crosby when they play host to the Columbus Blue Jackets this evening. Crosby didn't skate with the team Sunday following the Pens' 2-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes with a lower-body injury and is listed as day-to-day." December 21

  • Penguins’ Crosby day-to-day with lower-body injury

    Sportsnet "Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby did not participate in the team’s morning skate on Sunday and is day-to-day after suffering a lower-body injury. " December 20

  • Crosby: Some ugly goals could hopefully open ‘flood gates’ for Penguins

    Pro Hockey Talk "Two games into the Mike Sullivan tenure in Pittsburgh, and the Penguins have just one goal. Not surprisingly, the result is an 0-2 record to start this new era. Despite a hefty edge in shot attempts — 69 shot attempts for and 52 shot attempts against, according to — they couldn’t..." December 17

  • Sidney Crosby says he's OK following Brandon Dubinsky cross-check, hearing set for Dubinsky

    ESPN "The NHL's department of player safety will hold a hearing Saturday after Columbus' Brandon Dubinsky cross-checked Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby in the back of the neck late in the Blue Jackets' 2-1 overtime win Friday night. Crosby was slow getting to his skates and went to the locker..." November 28

  • Sidney Crosby, Mario Lemieux quick to deny rumored rift

    New York Post "All is right with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Sidney Crosby. Crosby denied rumors Wednesday night that he and owner ]team owner Mario Lemieux were feuding. “I honestly don’t even know what to say to that,” Crosby said. “If people are going to make stuff up, it’s totally out of my control. I..." November 27

  • Sidney Crosby, Mario Lemieux have 'big falling out'

    Yahoo! Sports "Are there issues with Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby and team owner Mario Lemieux? Sirius XM’s Matthew Barnaby – a former Penguins player for parts of three seasons in his career – said that there are problems between Crosby, a two-time league MVP and Lemieux, a franchise icon,..." November 25

  • Penguins GM on Sidney Crosby struggles: ‘There’s certainly no concern’

    Yahoo! Sports "Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford understands the concern. Sidney Crosby has just seven points in 14 games, and just two goals. He’s also a minus-6. For his career, in the first 14 games of any season, Crosby has 60 goals and 117 assists and was a plus-22. This has led to a..." November 10

  • Sidney Crosby to be part of Team Canada initial roster "Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby will be among the initial 16 players named to Team Canada's roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, Team Canada general manager Doug Armstrong said Thursday. "There is no discussion about Sidney," Armstrong said. "He will be part of the first group of..." November 06

  • Penguins star Crosby cites inconsistency as source of scoring issue

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "It would count as an offensive surge for some, a career for other, less-fortunate souls. But Sidney Crosby's season-opening stretch of one goal and five points in 11 games has caused a lot of consternation throughout Canada and has stirred up a lot of questions that go something like this,..." November 04

  • Crosby vs. Ovechkin: Five most annoying things about the Rivalry

    Yahoo! Sports "The Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin rivalry is one of my favorite things in the history of hockey. Well, at least in concept. The idea that the NHL had its own Magic vs. Bird – flash vs. fundamentals, charisma vs. workmanlike focus, Moscow vs. Cole Harbour – is something that frankly lifted..." October 28

  • Crosby comes into Tuesday's game against Florida with no points in first five games of the season

    Miami Herald "When one of the top players in the NHL has yet to record a single point five games into the season, everyone takes notice. Yet the Panthers say they're not focused on Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby breaking out of his slump against them Tuesday night at the Consol Center. "We're not..." October 19

  • Crosby's pointless stretch matches career worst

    The Score "Sidney Crosby's beaten-to-death pointless streak is up to five games, and has officially matched a career-worst slide. Crosby (and Phil Kessel, too) was unable to decorate the scoresheet again Saturday night, but the Pittsburgh Penguins did escape the Toronto Maple Leafs with a narrow 2-1 win." October 18

  • Let’s nitpick Sidney Crosby’s slow start

    NBC Sports "The responsible, reasonable thing is not to make a big deal out of two games. Not when the Pittsburgh Penguins have 80 more. What about the fun thing, though? After two games, the Pittsburgh Penguins have zero standings points, two losses and a single goal (by Phil Kessel). When you’re..." October 11

  • Crosby-Kessel partnership makes steady progress for Penguins

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The partnership, Sidney Crosby said, has been progressing nicely. That doesn’t mean it can’t get even better, though. Crosby and right winger Phil Kessel were linemates for the Penguins’ regular-season opener against the Dallas Stars Thursday night at American Airlines Center. It is a..." October 09

  • Pens’ plan for now: Crosby starts as Kessel’s center

    Pro Hockey Talk "A lot can change between TODAY and training camp, let alone the regular season, but the Pittsburgh Penguins plan on starting Phil Kessel out on Sidney Crosby‘s line. (Head coach Mike Johnston made note that the course could EASILY be altered.) Under this SETUP, Evgeni Malkin would likely..." August 25

  • Crosby hopes Kessel will fly under the radar in Pittsburgh

    The Score "Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby understands the pressure Phil Kessel was under as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kessel was the most scrutinized player during his final season with the Maple Leafs after posting just 25 goals with the club. However, with a new club, the..." August 17

  • Crosby, Malkin Want to be Penguins for Life "The Penguins have the core pieces for a championship team and it all starts with their two stars down the middle. Both of whom reaffirmed their commitment to being Pittsburgh Penguins for their entire careers. “I like this city. I want to stay here,” Evgeni Malkin said. “I have a house here...." April 28

  • Crosby, Malkin are not responsible for Penguins' salary cap problems

    CBS Sports "Thanks to their defeat at the hands of the New York Rangers on Friday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins lost in the first round of the playoffs for the third time in five years which can mean only one thing: It is time for our yearly game of "let's try and fix what's wrong with the Pittsburgh..." April 27

  • Hard to blame Crosby for Penguins' slide

    TSN "The thought of the Pittsburgh Penguins missing the playoffs – despite its mathematical improbability – has the hockey world unhinged. More than anything else, I think there’s just general amazement that such a talented team hasn’t locked in a playoff berth. With that comes unease, and of course,..." April 07