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Nick Foligno not a big fan of Sidney Crosby’s elbows

Nov 26, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

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Sidney Crosby‘s comeback has been fun to see, especially when he’s piling up points like he did in his first game back and again against Ottawa last night. One guy not all that excited about Crosby’s play last night was Sens forward Nick Foligno.

After the Sens’ 6-3 loss to Pittsburgh, Foligno was more than unhappy that while jostling by the net with Crosby he caught an elbow in the face from The Kid. Foligno sounded off in a passive-aggressive way about Crosby’s less-than delicate ways on the ice.

“It’s not a big deal, but it is something that he preached all summer about that we should limit that and then he goes and does it, so I was just a little disappointed,” Foligno said. “But, you know, that’s a small part of the game and it’s over now.”

When looking at the play it really doesn’t look like that big of a deal, but the point is still there about keeping the shots away from the head.

Does Foligno have a good reason to be grumpy about the play? Sidney Crosby being the heir apparent to Chris Pronger as the new “Captain Elbows” would make for a fun twist and a great heel turn for The Kid.

  1. lsxphotog - Nov 26, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    He didn’t get the memo? Crysby was only talking about hits to HIS head. So far I’ve seen Sid take a weak dive on a typical defensive cross-check, more than a few questionable hacks, and this elbow. He won’t get called, it isn’t good for hockey if its best player has to play by the same rules as a lesser player. Hopefully once all the fuss dies down everything will go back to normal.

  2. dcent87 - Nov 26, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Still the dirty crybaby player he always was

    • steelernation1 - Nov 29, 2011 at 7:10 PM

      really?thats what you got?typical pittsburgh hater.because someone plays for a pittsburgh team they are dirty.you kiddo do not watch the Kid in action enough.he runs circles around everyone and knows how to play the game.he gets in a scrum with someone and you get dirty out of that?get over yourself

  3. pittathnetphin - Nov 26, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Hilarious typical crosby haters. He’s already had like two penalties in each game

  4. carol6645 - Nov 26, 2011 at 2:18 PM

    Sorry about your Mom, Foligno.

    No one pushes Fleury around! Pathetic way to try scoring!
    It wasn’t just Crosby. Pay attention! It was the team protecting their goalie. Isn’t that what Buffalo FAILED to do?
    We don’t want sneaky players pushing the likes of Tim Thomas around now do we?
    Lucic would kill them dead and get away with it!!! Scot free!
    How is Ryan Miller by the way?!

  5. tad231 - Nov 26, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Foligno was playing like an ass the entire game. trying to start stuff with everybody, not just crosby. the video doesnt show the 30 cheap shots foligno took throughout the game

  6. jrod691 - Nov 26, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    This is a comment for the PHT Blog in general. Please! Please bring back the tonight/today’s starting goalies posts. I used to read them every single day and they are very useful for those of us that play fantasy hockey. I don’t know about the other sites but ESPN does not update players statuses regularly so this was my go-to resource for which goalie to start.

    • snibbodmot - Nov 30, 2011 at 6:56 PM

      Try Left wing Lock:

      http://www.leftwinglock.com/starting-goalies/

  7. beezoo44 - Nov 26, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    The sun rises. The sun sets. The tide comes in. The tide goes out. Sid is dirty. Sid whines. All of these are the natural way of the world.

    • jimeejohnson - Nov 26, 2011 at 4:33 PM

      You forgot “blame it on Bush”!

  8. carol6645 - Nov 26, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Perfect comment tad231. Best I’ve heard so far!

  9. lameasish - Nov 26, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Seriously, the Crosby haters are too funny. Everything that u ppl list that he does wrong is something every hockey player does. Grow up and understand that u are watching the best hockey player on earth (roughly 6 billion ppl).

    • jimeejohnson - Nov 26, 2011 at 4:36 PM

      Everybody doesn’t like something, but nobody doesn’t like Sarah Lee!

  10. tk1966 - Nov 26, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    I guess I’d be a dirty crybaby too, because if someone repeatedly cross checked me in the crease, I’d also be tempted to toss an elbow. Come to think of it, the rest of you would also have to be labeled a dirty crybaby, either that or a wuss not standing there and just taking it. Take your pick – wuss or dirty crybaby… which would we need to label you??

  11. stakex - Nov 26, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    Thing is, Crosby was the one whining about head shots and the like all summer…. and then he goes and throws a really dirty elbow to the head in his 3rd game back. Its pure hypocricy from the games biggest whiner. He might be extreamly talented, but he would be a much more popular player if he wasn’t a whiner, a diver, and a dirty player.

    • meeshka71 - Nov 26, 2011 at 11:44 PM

      stakex-For all the waxing you do on here that I generally agree with, here you are egregiously wrong. On several counts. One, that was no elbow, let alone “really dirty elbow”. Thats alot of adjectives to describe something that simply did not happen. Two, its not even a headshot. If you play hockey like you frequently say you do, then know this is a scrum. Plain and simple. Also, I can all but guarantee that Crosby is not playing to become a more popular player. Nor does he give a sh*t about all of us on these boards. You, however would cream to have him on your team.

    • steelernation1 - Nov 29, 2011 at 7:13 PM

      get over yourself.he is far from dirty.

  12. wheresdapuck - Nov 26, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    Cindy (aka Sidney or Sid the Kid) Crosby is one hit away from taking the rest of the season off and collecting a big fat paycheck anyway!

    • tk1966 - Nov 26, 2011 at 9:12 PM

      Hahahahaha! Cindy!! Hahahahaha!! Never heard THAT one before!! You so funny!

  13. carol6645 - Nov 26, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Give it up already! Crosby’s timely soft hit! Compare
    Lucic’s hit on a Goalie!!
    You MUST be in a hole in Siberia frozen STIFF if you even mention Crosby like he is comparable!
    There’s TRUTH and then there’s YOUR COMMENT!
    Fleury can depend on his TEAM for protection!!

  14. tomahawk12 - Nov 27, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    Stakex, yeah right, he’s not very popular, sheez. Have you turned on your tv or read the paper? The hockey people of the world just might like him …….its not unusual for people to go after the best, no matter what. Just jealousy, no big deal. Usually losers who really don’t understand the game.

    I’m sure Crosby reads this board just before he goes to the bank (laughing).

  15. steelernation1 - Nov 29, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    i would be willing to bet all the Sid haters are also Ward haters.call them dirty and sorry fools ward and sid are far from dirty.you just dont like them cause they dont play for your sorry teams lol

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