Sidney Crosby RUMORS & NEWS

  • Sidney Crosby reasserts himself as game's best

    NHL.com "Forward Sidney Crosby is dominant again. He wasn't 17 months ago, when he needed to find a way to get that winning feeling back. Crosby was genuinely miserable after the Pittsburgh Penguins' five-game series dud against the New York Rangers in the 2015 Eastern Conference First Round. That came..." September 29

  • Sidney Crosby’s legendary résumé is missing one thing: World Cup gold

    USA Today "Steven Stamkos and his pending free agency were the talk of Toronto for months last season and still Stamkos wouldn’t pretend to relate to the load of pressure and expectations Sidney Crosby carries on a daily basis. “Everyone is looking at him, whether it’s the coaching staff, teammates,..." September 27

  • Marchand proving to be ideal Crosby linemate

    ABC News "Skating with Brad Marchand over the summer made Sidney Crosby realize how much he would love to have him on his wing. Coach Mike Babcock had the same idea and made that happen at the start of Canada's World Cup of Hockey training camp. Marchand, Crosby and Patrice Bergeron clicked right away..." September 20

  • Sidney Crosby savors hometown support

    NHL.com "Sidney Crosby's most memorable moment Wednesday came before he stepped on the ice. That's saying something, because Crosby played rather well in Team Canada's 3-2 overtime win against Team Russia in a World Cup of Hockey 2016 pretournament game at Consol Energy Center. The Pittsburgh..." September 15

  • Sidney Crosby: ‘I don’t want to struggle like that again’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Consider this an unofficial extension of Pittsburgh Penguins day at PHT. Sidney Crosby, who had a difficult start to last season before both he and the Penguins took off toward a Stanley Cup victory and No. 87 won the Conn Smythe Trophy, has opened up about the personal doubt he experienced..." September 02

  • Creating a realistic expectation for Sidney Crosby’s point total in 2016

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2015-16 season had to be the most bizarre season of Sidney Crosby‘s NHL career to this point. It started with one of the worst 30-game stretches of his NHL career (a stretch where he had just 19 total points), prompting a league-wide discussion where everybody tried to figure out what..." September 01

  • Sidney Crosby named Team Canada’s captain for World Cup

    Sportsnet "Hockey Canada has named Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby Team Canada’s captain for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews and Montreal Canadiens defenceman Shea Weber were named alternate captains for the September tournament. Crosby has served as..." August 25

  • Sidney Crosby Loves Brad Marchand On Team Canada

    Causeway Crowd "Sidney Crosby was recently interviewed on the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Crosby will likely captain Team Canada as they take on some of the best NHL players on the planet. Team Canada’s roster have been tweaked a few times since the roster first came out, and when asked which player Crosby is..." August 16

  • Crosby shows up unannounced at fan's house to sign jersey

    The Score "More proof that Sidney Crosby is perfect. The Chronicle Herald published a story about the Pittsburgh Penguins captain taking care of some unfinished business in Halifax, Nova Scotia, showing up at a fan's house to sign a jersey. Patricia Lingley-Pottie's husband Darryl placed a plywood sign..." August 07

  • On Sidney Crosby's day with the Cup, one fan encounter stands out from all the rest

    USA Today "For his second time with the Stanley Cup, Sidney Crosby said he wanted to make sure that as many people as possible could share the day with him. Crosby took the Cup to Tim Hortons, visited his hockey school and surprised people all over his home town with it, but one fan encounter stands out..." July 20

  • A trip to Nova Scotia ignited Crosby's surge

    DK Pittsburgh Sports "It was right out of a Rockwell painting, the scene in this small maritime town on this Saturday morning. Fathers and sons playing catch on the sprawling grass fields beside Cole Harbour Place. Young and old, male and female, rich and poor, the citizens turned out in thousands to celebrate Sidney..." July 18

  • Sidney Crosby thrills hometown in victory parade

    NHL.com "The staging area Saturday was the church parking lot where Sidney Crosby played street hockey as a kid. "I don't think I ever thought I'd be starting off a Stanley Cup parade there," Crosby said. The 1.1-mile parade route he traveled while standing in the back of a Ford F-150 truck with the..." July 17

  • Crosby brings Stanley Cup to hometown hockey school

    The Score "It's Sidney Crosby's day with the Stanley Cup (and the Conn Smythe trophy), so the Pittsburgh Penguins captain opted to share his hardware with students at his hockey school in his hometown of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia." July 15

  • Crosby talks Cole Harbour, prospect of street named after him

    Sportsnet "Sidney Crosby appeared pleased and possibly slightly embarrassed that a street in his Nova Scotia hometown might be renamed in his honour. "I don’t know," the 28-year-old Pittsburgh Penguins captain said candidly after the NHL Awards in Las Vegas Wednesday night when asked what he thought about..." June 23

  • Crosby topped Kessel in airtight Conn Smythe vote

    The Score "Amid all the clamoring that Phil Kessel deserved the Conn Smythe Trophy, it turns out he was incredibly close to winning it. Kessel nearly took home the playoff MVP award that ultimately went to Sidney Crosby in one of the closest votes ever, according to TSN's Frank Seravalli. Eighteen..." June 16

  • Daley's ailing mom motivated Crosby to pass him the Cup first

    The Score "The Stanley Cup went to Trevor Daley second, and for good reason. After collecting two primary assists in the Pittsburgh Penguins' decisive victory in Game 6, and being handed the shiny reward for his team's accomplishment, Sidney Crosby located the defenseman, hobbled on a broken ankle,..." June 13

  • Crosby more than deserving of Conn Smythe

    The Score "You can make a good argument that Pittsburgh Penguins forward Phil Kessel deserved the Conn Smythe Trophy, after he led his Stanley Cup-winning squad in scoring. But you can't make the argument that Sidney Crosby, the Conn Smythe winner, didn't deserve the hardware. For all the talent on..." June 13

  • With Stanley Cup win Penguins stars shatter underachiever label

    CBS Sports "Now that they have won the 2016 Stanley Cup, the days of looking at the Pittsburgh Penguins and their core players as underachievers should be long gone. We never should have been looking at them in that way to begin with. When the Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin era began a decade ago,..." June 13

  • Crosby cements legacy with second Stanley Cup

    Sportsnet "In hindsight it’s hard to believe how much doubt the greatest player of his generation has had to contend with. Even during a playoff run that ended with him lifting the Stanley Cup and accepting the Conn Smythe Trophy, there were plenty who questioned Sidney Crosby. No more. Once and for..." June 13

  • Sidney Crosby named Conn Symthe winner as playoff MVP

    The Score "The Kid has his Conn Smythe. A distinction that eluded the Pittsburgh Penguins captain in his first title-winning campaign in 2009, Sidney Crosby was named the most valuable player of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs for his multifaceted performance, and in leading his franchise to a fourth..." June 13

  • Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby on Gordie Howe: ‘He made you feel comfortable’

    Ottawa Citizen "From general manager Jim Rutherford to superstar captain Sidney Crosby, the fingerprints of the late Gordie Howe have left a lasting imprint that forever will influence their lives. When the Penguins GM broke into the NHL as a 21-year-old rookie goaltender with the Red Wings in the 1970-71..." June 12

  • Crosby's learned valuable lessons to reach the verge of 2nd Cup

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "When Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury looks at team captain Sidney Crosby, he sees a different man than the one who hoisted the Stanley Cup in 2009. “A little more beard,” Fleury says with a smile. “A little more gray in his hair.” Yes, Crosby’s playoff beard has filled in to reach..." June 09

  • Wayne Gretzky: Crosby ‘just took his play to another level’

    Sportsnet "A long playoff run has put Sidney Crosby back under hockey’s biggest spotlight and reopened some discussion about his legacy and place in the sport. But for Wayne Gretzky – arguably the greatest NHLer of all-time – there isn’t much to debate or discuss. “I watch him play a lot because I..." June 06

  • Vlasic looking forward to increased reps vs. Crosby on home ice

    The Score "San Jose Sharks coach Pete DeBoer admitted Friday that matching forward lines with the Pittsburgh Penguins is a challenge, largely due to the fact they boast elite scoring weapons on all three lines. But as the series shifts to San Jose and the Sharks gain last change, it's become quite simple..." June 04

  • After accusing Sidney Crosby of cheating on faceoffs, Logan Couture admits he does it, too

    Los Angeles Times "San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture triggered a firestorm in the middle of the Stanley Cup Final when he said Wednesday that Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby cheats on faceoffs, moments after a faceoff play orchestrated by Crosby set up the decisive goal in the Penguins’ 2-1 overtime victory in..." June 04

  • Letang credits Crosby for set play: 'We executed exactly what he wanted'

    The Score "It was a moment - a conversation - illustrative of the entire postseason run for Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Moments into overtime in Game 2, the Penguins captain - who doesn't lead the team in scoring, but at the same time remains very much responsible for its success - barked..." June 02

  • For Sidney Crosby, a second Stanley Cup would quiet ridiculous criticism

    The Comeback "It’s difficult to know Sidney Crosby. A hockey prodigy since he was old enough to tie his skates, Crosby has seemingly intentionally cultivated a public persona that’s practically non-existent. He doesn’t have a Twitter account that allows us to peer into his non-hockey thoughts or hobbies...." June 02

  • Sullivan: Crosby's not doing anything Sharks aren't on faceoffs

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said he had “no response” to Sharks center Logan Couture’s accusations that Sidney Crosby “cheats” on faceoffs. “Sid’s not doing anything their guys aren’t doing,” Sullivan said. “Quite honestly, it really isn’t worthy of a response.” After the Penguins’ 2-1..." June 02

  • Couture: Crosby cheats on faceoffs, officials give special treatment

    Yahoo! Sports "The sequence that led to Conor Sheary’s overtime winner for the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night began with a Sidney Crosby face-off win, something he did 17 out of 24 times in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the San Jose Sharks. What’s been the secret to the Penguins’ captain’s..." June 02

  • Crosby motivated to win Cup again

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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

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