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Sidney Crosby thinks Winnipeg fans are “awesome” – despite backfiring chants

Mar 20, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

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Sidney Crosby wasn’t afraid to admit to Paul Friesen that he thinks that the atmosphere at Winnipeg Jets games seems “awesome.” That being said, he wonders if the spirited fans at MTS Centre might want to re-think what they yell after “Jordan’s better” chants seemingly only pushed Eric Staal to generate a late regulation loss for the desperate Jets.

“I think they were saying Jordan’s better. If anything, that probably motivated Eric a little bit. He ended up having a good game. You never know how that works out.”

Crosby has his own experience with making offending fans pay. Philadelphia Flyers fans might always jump into “Crosby sucks” chants, yet the Pittsburgh Penguins center has shredded the Flyers on many occasions – including two playoff series.

Even so, Crosby won’t offer an extensive critique of Jets or Flyers fans.

“They’re both trying to help their team and get on the opposing players,” Crosby said. “I’m not going to sit here and critique somebody’s heckling ability. The main thing is they’re pretty passionate fans.”

Jets fans might want to change their course when they see him, though – so far Crosby has two assists through a single period of wide-open play in Pittsburgh.

  1. philly4lyfe - Mar 20, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    I love the fact that any time fans of any team do anything, it’s required that they be compared to us.

    • kitshky - Mar 20, 2012 at 8:34 PM

      …any press is good press?

  2. bleed4philly - Mar 20, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    We are the standard.

  3. bobhpine - Mar 20, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Crosby sucks is a brilliant chant… the flyers never win

    • panotchpulitzer - Mar 20, 2012 at 11:49 PM

      … except two days ago when they did?

    • illbringdabeers - Mar 21, 2012 at 12:21 PM

      Flyers beat the Penguins 3 out 4 times this year. but I’m sure your right????

  4. sheckyrimshot - Mar 20, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    i heard shoprite is having a sale on d-cell batteries for the playoffs. keep your head up, sid.

  5. superross - Mar 21, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    I am a life long Habs fan, but I have a soft spot for the Jets. I hope they make the playoffs and do some damage. I would love for my first trip to the Peg to be during a stanley cup parade! Go Jets Go!

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