Sidney Crosby RUMORS & NEWS

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  • Penguins' Crosby, Kunitz in after one-game absences "The Pittsburgh Penguins will welcome back several players to their lineup when they face the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday. In addition to the noted return of defenseman Kris Letang, forwards Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz returned to their normal positions on Pittsburgh's top line during the..." April 09

  • Sidney Crosby gets 100th point on pseudo-throwback night

    Sporting News "It only felt like throwback night at Consol Energy Center on Tuesday: Sidney Crosby reached the 100-point mark for the first time since 2009-10, he made it there on a secondary assist and he lost his temper at the end of the game, as evidenced by a "Rock Bottom"-esque move that put him in the..." April 02

  • Will foolish voters deny Sidney Crosby’s MVP season?

    Yahoo! Sports "At this point in the season we've basically got things figured out. This team is good, that one's bad. This guy is having a great season, that guy's underperforming. As a consequence of this certainty about how things are shaking out, one of the things toward which the hockey world turns its..." March 21

  • Full 82-game slate this year would be a first for Crosby

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It's not as if the young man's resume needs to be fleshed out. At age 26, Penguins center Sidney Crosby already has managed to cross winning a Stanley Cup, earning an NHL scoring championship, receiving a league MVP award and claiming a couple of Olympic gold medals off his to-do list. Among..." March 16

  • Kunitz scores twice, Crosby once as Penguins edge Capitals, 3-2

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Hockey players like to talk about having to weather a storm to win a game, especially on the road. And, if the one the Penguins survived in the first half of the second period in their 3-2 victory Monday night against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center was a Category 5, it's only..." March 11

  • Penguins' Crosby remains Hart Trophy favorite "It hasn't seemed to matter who his linemates are, or what kind of teammates he's been on the ice with. All Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby has done is produce and help his team win games. And with a daily injury report that has at times read like an all-star game roster, and a Penguins..." February 26

  • Carey Price starting for Canada in medal round; Kunitz back with Crosby

    Yahoo! Sports "Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens will have the crease for Team Canada as they open the Sochi Olympic medal round against the winner of Switerzland and Latvia on Wednesday. Coach Mike Babcock confirmed that Price will get the nod. Price is 2-0-0 with a 0.98 GAA and a .943 save percentage,..." February 18

  • Babcock splits up Crosby and Kunitz for Finland game

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mike Babcock was hesitant to “steal” from one line that’s already working to make another work better, but it appears that’s what Team Canada’s head coach has done ahead of tonight’s game versus Finland. At today’s pre-game skate, wingers Chris Kunitz and Martin St. Louis were off the first..." February 16

  • Babcock thinks Crosby and Kunitz ‘do a lot of good things together’

    Pro Hockey Talk "“Do you plan to leave [Chris Kunitz] with [Sidney Crosby]?” That was the question for Team Canada coach Mike Babcock, and here was his response: “Well, I’ve got lots of plans, but the day’s young and I haven’t been to curling yet, I haven’t been to the Russian game. We’ll see what happens...." February 15

  • Jeff Carter joins Crosby, Kunitz in first look at Canada's line combos "The answer to the question many wanted to know about Team Canada, who will Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz's linemate be, apparently has been answered: Jeff Carter. With the NHL players arriving in Sochi on Monday, Canada got together for their first practice in Russia, giving everybody a sneak..." February 10

  • Who Plays Alongside Crosby and Kunitz, Duchene or St. Louis?

    Fansided "What we know – Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz will be playing alongside each other for Team Canada this Winter Olympics. What we don’t know, is who will be the other winger. Before he was ruled out for the tournament, Lightning’ forward Steven Stamkos was the leading candidate to slot on the..." February 09

  • Penguins captain Sidney Crosby impressed by Jamie Benn

    Dallas Morning News "Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby will serve as captain for Canada’s Olympic team and said he has been impressed by first-time Olympian Benn. “I think his play, especially the last couple of years, has earned him the right to be on the team,” Crosby said of the Stars’ captain. “I think he’s just..." January 26

  • Sidney Crosby tops NHL list of best-selling jerseys for 2013 "If it feels like you see a lot more Sidney Crosby sweaters than any other player there's a pretty good reason for it: it's because you probably do. The NHL released the top 20 most popular jerseys in the store on Monday and of little surprise to anybody, Crosby tops the list as the..." January 06

  • Sidney Crosby's backhand is still quite good

    Sport News "Sidney Crosby is pretty good at most hockey-type things. He's got a particularly good backhand shot, though, and that was on display Friday night against the New York Rangers. At 18:29 of the second period, a forechecking Chris Kunitz forced a Marc Staal turnover and fed the puck to Crosby in..." January 05

  • Sidney Crosby, Dion Phaneuf argue in candid '24/7' clip "One of the great parts of HBO's 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic series is that it captures so much of the on-ice conversations fans are so rarely privy to. The second episode of this year's edition of the popular show granted one of the more candid conversations it's ever gotten a hold..." December 22

  • 'The Crosby Show' lifts Penguins to 3-2 overtime win over Islanders

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Sidney Crosby broke down his game-winning goal in pretty cold, clinical terms. Talked about how he got possession of the puck outside the offensive blue line, then waited for teammate James Neal to clear the zone. How he had a chance to build up some speed, and how the New York Islanders..." December 04

  • Sidney Crosby Tops List Of NHL's Highest-Paid Players On And Off The Ice "NHL owners settled their lockout of the players in January, salvaging a 48-game season. The biggest financial upshot of the new collective bargaining agreement was reducing the overall percentage of revenues going to the players from 57% of 50%. The NBA and NFL also significantly slashed the cut..." November 25

  • Crosby, Fleury lead Penguins over Capitals, 4-0

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Sidney Crosby can’t be expected to nail it every time, you know. On this occasion, he had to settle for being half-right. And undoubtedly was thrilled about it. Just hours before the Penguins’ 4-0 victory against Washington at the Verizon Center Wednesday night, Crosby was talking about..." November 21

  • Bennett to play with Crosby tonight

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "It was time for a change. The Penguins, who have registered one goal in four of their past five games, have made significant alterations to their top three lines in preparation for Monday's home game against the Anaheim Ducks. Right wing Beau Bennett will skate on the top line with center..." November 18

  • Crosby reaches out to injured Stamkos

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Sidney Crosby is a Steven Stamkos fan. He also is a friend to Stamkos, whose MVP start to the NHL season was halted by gruesome injury on Monday. Stamkos is out indefinitely with a broken right tibia. “I just felt terrible seeing that, seeing him — it looked like a lot of pain,” Crosby said..." November 12

  • Gustavsson, Crosby and Marleau named 'Three Stars' "Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jonas Gustavsson Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and San Jose Sharks left wing Patrick Marleau have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Oct. 20. FIRST STAR – JONAS GUSTAVSSON G DETROIT RED WINGS Making his first three appearances of..." October 21

  • Nova Scotia natives Crosby, MacKinnon to square off for first time

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Nova Scotia's favorite son will battle its newest star Monday at Consol Energy Center. Center Sidney Crosby the first pick of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft will battle Nathan MacKinnon the first pick in 2013. MacKinnon 18 grew up in Halifax Nova Scotia and lived 30 minutes from Crosby's hometown..." October 21

  • Crosby sparks Penguins over Oilers, 3-2

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Sidney Crosby's fingerprints -- and even a little of his blood -- were all over the Penguins' 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers tonight at Consol Energy Center. He had three points as the Penguins improved to 5-1 including 4-0 at home for first time since they opened 7-0 at the Civic Arena in..." October 16

  • Penguins captain's 9th season begins with club battling expectations

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Sidney Crosby sees time flashing before his eyes. The Penguins open against New Jersey at Consol Energy Center on Thursday night the beginning of their captain's ninth NHL season. His goal — and the method for achieving it — remains the same as it was since his debut Oct. 5 2005 at New..." October 03

  • Sidney Crosby strong in Penguins' win over Blackhawks

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Sidney Crosby looks ready for the real stuff. He flashed regular-season form — including a on-one-knee goal — in the Penguins' 4-3 shootout win over the Chicago Blackhawks in an exhibition game United Center on Thursday. Defenseman Derrick Pouliot and fellow center Joe Vitale joined Crosby..." September 20

  • No concussion signs after Despres hit on Crosby

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Sidney Crosby acknowledged it could have been a lot worse. Crosby's head was hit during a collision with defenseman Simon Despres during a scrimmage Friday. There was no indication of injury and/or concussion symptoms Crosby said. Despres was not at fault Crosby said. “I thought he had..." September 14

  • Crosby says he opposes Russia anti-gay law "The NHL's top player didn't shy away Sunday when asked about Russia's anti-gay law being adopted for the Olympics in February. Team Canada superstar Sidney Crosby isn't on board with the Russian government's stance underlining his support of gay athletes and their right to play. "For me..." August 26

  • Pens CEO: That's not Sidney Crosby "An emphatic Pittsburgh Penguins CEO has come to the defense of Sidney Crosby after it was reported over the weekend the former MVP was given preferential treatment at a Pittsburgh-area DMV. Crosby for his part shrugged off the situation. "Anyone that knows Sid or follows hockey -- in..." August 13

  • Thriving NHL thankful for Crosby

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The NHL is seven months removed from a lockout that could have crippled its popularity. No such result occurred and now league officials believe their product can achieve unprecedented appeal. The Penguins' Sidney Crosby is among the biggest reasons. NHL executive vice president of..." August 04

  • Sidney Crosby to have last jaw procedure, 'won't have to worry' "That broken jaw that knocked Penguins captain Sidney Crosby out of action for some time last season and was a constant point of focus during the playoffs shouldn't be an issue anymore. Crosby spoke with CTV Atlantic and explained that he has a minor procedure awaiting and then, finally, that..." July 20

  • Sidney Crosby receives Ted Lindsay Award

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "He was asked about it several times during the season. So were his coach, his teammates. Now that he has had a little time to reflect, Penguins center Sidney Crosby figures that, yes, he probably did reach the ultra-elite level of play in 2013 that he showed in the first half of 2010-11, when..." June 16

  • Crosby, Malkin held off the score sheet again in season-ending loss

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "They sat side by side in the Penguins' locker room, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, the two greatest Penguins — and maybe players — of their generation. Crosby sat dignified and quiet, while Malkin sat with his head in his hands for the longest time. They'll forever sit side by side at the..." June 08

  • Crosby, somehow falling short — with Bruins' help

    Sporting News "The last 14 images CBC viewers saw before Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, set to the wistful tones of Radiohead's "Karma Police," all involved Sidney Crosby. There was Crosby's turnover from Game 2, leading to Brad Marchand's breakaway goal, and then there was sad Crosby, Crosby..." June 07

  • Kelly, Bergeron find success smothering Crosby

    CSN New England "Sidney Crosby has been utterly shut down in two games of the Eastern Conference Finals against Boston. He is scoreless in each of the first two games, and has exhibited frustration while turning pucks over at an uncharacteristically high rate since his little scuffle with Zdeno Chara at the end..." June 05

  • Sid stumbles out of starting blocks

    Boston Herald "Just about everything went wrong for Sidney Crosby during the first shift of the game last night. It didn’t get any better from there for the Pittsburgh Penguins captain. Crosby went 0-for-2 on faceoffs sandwiched around a routine wrister gloved by Tuukka Rask, before committing a flagrant..." June 04

  • Crosby Says Inconsistent Officiating Helped ‘Escalate’ Physical Play

    NESN "Things got very, very testy between the Bruins and Penguins in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference final. According to Sidney Crosby, much of that comes from the officiating. The Penguins captain has never been afraid to speak his mind when it comes to officiating was at it once again following..." June 02

  • Penguins stars Crosby, Malkin ready to seize moment

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Dan Bylsma knows the look of greatness in the postseason. He will not say if he has seen it from Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin. “There's some tell signs that you occasionally do get from both those guys, and I'm not going to tell you if I've seen them or not or, really, say what those might..." June 01

  • Bergeron expecting to draw Crosby on defense

    CSN New England "Patrice Bergeron is always up for a defensive challenge, and he’ll facing one of the biggest ones of his career when the Bruins open up against the Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night. The reigning Selke Trophy winner and a finalist again this season, Bergeron will be..." May 30

  • Sidney Crosby cleared to play without jaw guard in Conference finals "When the Eastern Conference final begins, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will truly be back to his old self again. Crosby, who returned in the first round of the playoffs sporting a shield to shelter his broken jaw, has been cleared to play without the extra bit of head protection. He practiced..." May 26

  • Extra equipment isn't the cause of Crosby's slump on faceoffs

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Over the past few years, Sidney Crosby developed into one of the NHL's best faceoff men. He reinforced his status during the regular season, controlling 54.3 percent of his draws. Crosby has not come close to matching that success in the playoffs. Going into Game 3 of the Penguins' second-round..." May 20

  • Crosby’s defense with Pens is often overlooked

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Sidney Crosby needed a witness for his defense. Evgeni Malkin testified Wednesday by comparing Crosby to fellow Russian center Pavel Datsyuk, a three-time winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward. “It's tough to say who (is) better,” Malkin said. “Datsyuk has a..." May 16

  • Crosby, Harding, McQuaid finalists for Masterton "Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding and Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid have been named finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded to "the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance,..." May 14

  • Crosby’s goal reminiscent of Lemieux’s ‘statue’ goal

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Sidney Crosby already has a golden goal. Now, the Penguins captain has one that belongs in bronze. When Crosby split New York Islanders defensemen Lubomir Visnovsky and Thomas Hickey at the blue line and beat Evgeni Nabokov in the Penguins' 4-0 Game 5 victory Thursday night, it was..." May 10

  • Tavares joins Crosby, Ovechkin as Hart finalist "Now in his fourth NHL season, New York Islanders center John Tavares has entered the ranks of the elite players in the League. Tavares on Friday joined Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin as finalists for the Hart Trophy, awarded annually to..." May 10

  • Crosby, Ovechkin, St. Louis named Lindsay finalists "Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin and Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning were announced Thursday as the finalists for the 2013 Ted Lindsay Award. The award is presented annually to the most outstanding player in the NHL, as voted by fellow..." May 09

  • Penguins star con-Sid-ered rusty

    New York Post "Sidney Crosby’s health is fine, and his two first-period goals Friday night proved his world-class talent didn’t go away in the five weeks he missed after suffering a broken jaw when he was struck in the face with a puck shot by teammate Brooks Orpik, ironically in a game against the..." May 05

  • Crosby to play for Penguins against Islanders tonight

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Center Sidney Crosby will be in the Penguins' lineup tonight when they face the New York Islanders at Consol Energy Center in Game 2 of their opening-round playoff series against the New York Islanders. He confirmed that after the Penguins' game-day skate today. "I feel good," Crosby said. "I'm..." May 03

  • Crosby practices with regular linemates, Neal does not practice "There was some good news and some bad news at Pittsburgh Penguins practice on Thursday. Sidney Crosby may have taken another step towards returning, as he skated with his regular linemates, Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis. Crosby has been out of action for one month with a broken..." May 02

  • Pens prepared to play Game 1 against Islanders without Crosby

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins may be forced to begin the Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday at Consol Energy Center without their captain and one of their most respected leaders. Good thing general manager Ray Shero went on a trading spree a month ago. With the services of Sidney Crosby and Brooks Orpik in..." May 01

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