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Crosby calls Ottawa GM’s comments “ridiculous”

Nov 28, 2011, 6:26 PM EDT

Sidney Crosby

Another day, another chapter in the Sidney Crosby-Bryan Murray feud.

As posted last night on PHT, Ottawa’s GM blasted Crosby and Pens head coach Dan Bylsma for their comments about Friday’s incident between Crosby and Nick Foligno.

Crosby elbowed Foligno in the head in response to Foligno running goalie Marc-Andre Fleury — at least that’s what Crosby and Bylsma accused Foligno of. Those accusations led to Murray lambasting the Pittsburgh pair with a long-winded (and amusing) tirade.

Today, it was Crosby’s chance to respond.

“It’s ridiculous,” he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It’s a play that happens in every game. I guess that it’s me, it’s dissected and analyzed a hundred times more. I really think they’re making something out of nothing. If they want to keep beating it around, they can. I don’t have anything else to say about it. I think it’s ridiculous we’re still talking about it three days later to be honest with you.”

This isn’t the first instance of a Crosby-Murray beef. The two engaged in an on-ice yelling match back in 2007, when Murray was Ottawa’s head coach and Crosby a second-year player.

Reminded of that, Crosby said, “He’s been doing that since my first year so that’s nothing new.”

Like we mentioned yesterday, the Pens and Sens meet again on Dec. 16 at Scotiabank Place. Might wanna mark that one down on the ol’ calendar.

  1. bcisleman - Nov 28, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Actually another player probably would have gotten an elbowing penalty for what you did, Sid. And your coach doesn’t like other players touching his goalies, but he isn’t shy at all about telling his goons to run opposing goalies–including the one you “accidentally” sticked in the eye a few years back.

    • ynonamesleft - Nov 28, 2011 at 7:33 PM

      Crosby did get an elbowing penalty…

  2. sf49erguy - Nov 28, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    the first comment for every Sid story is by a hater. it’s funny the haters pay more attention to him than us fans..

  3. canucks18 - Nov 28, 2011 at 8:08 PM

    Such jealousy

  4. 187onsandusky - Nov 28, 2011 at 8:24 PM


    See the comment in spot 2 & 3. Clearly you are uninformed and just have beef with Crosby and the Pens.

    Sit down, shut up, and watch the magic.

  5. acieu - Nov 28, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    Would some one deck Crosby again as no one missed his whining, bitching and moaning. He is the NHL’s number one wussy. Dirty Sid strikes again

  6. carol6645 - Nov 28, 2011 at 9:20 PM

    Shhhhhh. Sid is great! Sid is super!

  7. lsxphotog - Nov 28, 2011 at 10:18 PM

    The drama queen returns and all we do is talk about him. Don’t ever call him super either. That’s reserved for Mario, who was a total badass and didn’t care about being known for his skill.

  8. carol6645 - Nov 28, 2011 at 10:56 PM

    Guess you don’t really know how great he is going to be! He has the skill to be the Best of the Best!
    Go talk to the wind! What you say or any one says, who bad mouths Crosby, means zippo!

  9. crankyfrankie - Nov 28, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    Remember you can’t spell crosby without cry.

  10. howiehandles - Nov 28, 2011 at 11:35 PM

    Wow, best of the best, ok.

    Lets not also forget he’s coming off a head injury, and not his first one. I guess he’ll have no complains when someone runs his head into the board. He can’t take too many more before he’s done.

    Going to be interesting the next time the teams meet, provided Murray’s ‘guys’ are back.

    Love the front running Pitt fans stepping up too. ha

    /s/ not an Ottawa fan

  11. carol6645 - Nov 28, 2011 at 11:56 PM

    Spell it the way it is! CROSBY
    I’ve been reading the comments closely and the Crosby haters are the Drama Queens.
    The PittsburgH Penguins will play a solid game and you will rant and rave for days.
    For now it is past my bedtime and I’ll dream of my marvelous team, warm and cozy in my Penguin’s PJ’s.

  12. ballsohardu - Nov 29, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Suck it up sid! Baby!

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