Category: Sidney Crosby

Matt Cooke, Pittsburgh Penguins Ramped Up Workouts Prior to Deal in Order to be Ready for Season

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

While a deal to end the NHL lockout seemed to be a lost cause to many on the outside, Matt Cooke says a group of the Pittsburgh Penguins had ratcheted up their workouts two weeks prior as they sensed a deal was nearing. Hopefully they're not alone, as the 48-game ...

Sidney Crosby Attempts to Stay Upbeat, but His Optimism Toward Ending the Lockout is Lower than Ever

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Donald Fehr and the NHLPA are ready to get back to the bargaining table at any point, but right now they are waiting for the NHL to step up to the plate. It's late December and we are still without an NHL season. Most players were hoping it didn't get ...

Frustrated Sidney Crosby Says 60-Game Season “Would Be Pretty Fair”

Friday, November 9th, 2012

The NHL lockout continues, with November and the Winter Classic both wiped out. The two parties have been engaged in plenty of talks lately, which is a good sign, but there isn't a lot of room left for snags. They have to get this thing going soon, otherwise Sidney Crosby ...

Mike Keenan On NHL Lockout: “There Is A Lot Of Danger … We Will Lose This Season”

Monday, October 29th, 2012

The hits just keep on coming in the NHL lockout. At this point in time, 25 percent of the regular season games have been lost with the announcement that games have been cancelled through November. Next on the chopping block: The Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. It's ...

Sidney Crosby Admits That If The Lockout Continues He’ll “Think Pretty Hard” About Playing Elsewhere

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

The Pittsburgh Penguins were supposed to start training camp this Friday, but the NHL and NHLPA are still locking horns and it appears time will be missed yet again as the work stoppage continues. Now we watch to see how many of the league's brightest stars opt to play elsewhere ...

Wayne Gretzky Admits to Being Surprised by the Excessive Intensity that has Plagued the NHL Playoffs

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

There have been some thrilling battles and surprising results thus far in the quest for the Stanley Cup, but unfortunately, the 2012 NHL playoffs have been marred by a slew of illegal hits and suspensions, once again shifting the spotlight on player safety and the violence inherently linked to the ...

As Flyers Prep for Penguins, Philly Coach Peter Laviolette Breaks Down the Matchup and Reflects on a Fiery Recent Meeting

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

When the Stanley Cup playoffs get underway on Wednesday, the majority of hockey-watching eyes will probably be trained on Pittsburgh. That's because the Flyers-Penguins matchup is arguably the most intriguing series of Round 1. Not only do the Pennsylvania rivals have a long-term hatred for one another, there's been fresh ...

If He Can Keep Healthy, Look Out NHL, Sidney Crosby Unsatisfied with Play: “There’s just a ton of things I need to improve on.”

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Sidney Crosby took a hard hit in Monday's game against the Boston Bruins, and news broke on Wednesday thatthe Pittsburgh Penguins are deciding to err on the side of caution by not allowing their captain to play in the Pens upcoming two road games this week against the Philadelphia Flyers ...

Dan Bylsma Is Not Surprised by Sidney Crosby’s Success in His Return to the Ice

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Just a few days before Thanksgiving, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the NHL were given something to be thankful for. After missing 10 months with concussion-like symptoms, Sidney Crosby made his return to the ice for the Pens and it took all of maybe 10 seconds to realize what they had ...

Brad Richards on eliminating head hits: “If you sat down in a locker room today you’d be getting the majority of the vote.”

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

The topic du jour in the NHL is head hits -- namely, how far the league should go towards legislating them out of the game. One small problem: they are part of the game. Even though everybody acknowledges that reality, most still believe the NHL should be proactive. Count Brad ...