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Sidney Crosby walked to the rink in Winnipeg, and it made headlines

Jan 25, 2013, 3:08 PM EST

Sidney Crosby AP

Granted, it’s super cold today in Winnipeg (-7 F at last glance). But if there’s any better indication how much hype is surrounding Sidney Crosby‘s first game against the Jets at the MTS Centre, we haven’t found it.

As reported by the Canadian Press, Crosby said he braved the sub-zero temperatures because he misses Canadian winters.

As for tonight’s game, Crosby’s Penguins (2-1-0) are hoping to bounce back from a 5-2 home loss to the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

When asked about the reception he expects from the raucous (and creative) Winnipeg crowd, Crosby says he’s ready for anything.

“I’ve played in Philadelphia for a long time now and if I can get through that, hopefully I’m somewhat prepared for what happens tonight,” he said, per the Winnipeg Free Press.

“It’s all in good fun.”

  1. loinstache - Jan 25, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Reporting in farenheit… what happened to you Brough!

  2. 19to77 - Jan 25, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Like Pennsylvania doesn’t get winter. You make him sound like a war hero. Seriously, “Braved the cold?” Why does him NOT taking a supercar to the arena this one time qualify as news?

    • Jason Brough - Jan 25, 2013 at 3:31 PM

      Kinda the point of the post. It’s not really newsworthy. Yet there it is…making headlines because of the hype surrounding the game.
      Oh, and “braved the cold” is a pretty common saying.

      • killerpgh - Jan 25, 2013 at 3:35 PM

        I think it is newsworthy. As a Penguins fan I have alway wondered how Crosby would get to the rink in Winnipeg. Now I know. Thankyou.

      • paresident21 - Jan 25, 2013 at 7:28 PM

        As a flyers fan I always wondered how a female is allowed to play a mans sport?

  3. spydey629 - Jan 25, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    It was 3 degrees this week in Pittsburgh. I think Sid got *reminded* of Canadian Winters more than anything…

    • misterchainbluelightning - Jan 25, 2013 at 3:57 PM

      Canadian winters is a bit of a misnomer, Nova Scotia has milder winters than most the the American North East.

  4. bigbadbruins77 - Jan 25, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    my fav chant ever from the Jets fans when OVI was in town. “Crosby’s better….Crosby’s better…”

    • govtminion - Jan 25, 2013 at 4:31 PM

      Safe to say Crosby won’t hear an “Ovi’s better” chant tonight in reply, I bet. Jets fans may be many things, but they know better than to tell fibs like that anyway. Maybe a Stamkos chant or something?

      • bigbadbruins77 - Jan 25, 2013 at 4:42 PM

        Stamkos or Malkin haha. OVI is on my fantasy team, he better do something soon, or I’m trading his lazy butt for seguin!

  5. puckdog - Jan 25, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    I played hockey with a guy from Gnome last year who drives a snowmobile 50 miles in order to get to his weekly pick- up and the rink is outside too…

    • goalieguy37 - Jan 25, 2013 at 5:43 PM

      you mean ‘Nome’? because that’s a town in Alaska, not a garden ornament….

    • killerpgh - Jan 25, 2013 at 5:57 PM

      50 miles on a snow moble is nothing. Try walking 3.5 blocks like Sid did….

  6. sippindasyzurp - Jan 25, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Actually with the windchill here right now it is -30F.. Actually it has been for about 10 days now… And it will be red hot inside mts centre tonight when vokoun gets sunburn from the goal light going on behind him

  7. malvaren18 - Jan 25, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    Canada’s favorite player comes home to play and decides to walk to the rink, I don’t see anything wrong with that.

  8. guitarmy204 - Jan 25, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Hopefully he was wearing a helmet on his walk cause its slippery out.

  9. philly4lyfe - Jan 25, 2013 at 6:03 PM

  10. gabe77 - Jan 25, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Challenge accepted. – Love Philly

  11. ironman721 - Jan 25, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Slow news day in Canada.

  12. paresident21 - Jan 25, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Probably had to stop at CVS for tampons

  13. steelers88 - Jan 25, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Why does everything always comeback to the Penguins and Flyers. This is getting annoying and I’m a Penguins fan. Plus why do we have to know how Crosby gets to the arena? Even I find this pointless.

    • paresident21 - Jan 25, 2013 at 7:55 PM

      I didn’t mention the Kansas City I mean Pittsburg penguins

    • paresident21 - Jan 25, 2013 at 7:59 PM

      And I’ve been reading this site for about a year and the comments from Pittsburg fans such as 87eatsyourmom and others with stupid names. are really ridiculous so I’ve decided if you can’t beat em join em. Until the idiocy ends on that end ill do my best to annoy the hell out of any post about the penguins just like they do

  14. philly4lyfe - Jan 25, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    fyi: 80-90% of trolling pens fans are actually one pathetic kid in his moms basement and he changes his name on a daily basis when he comes up with something that is considered witty in his warped, demented mind.

  15. ironman721 - Jan 25, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    FYI 80-90% of flyer fans don’t exist.

    • paresident21 - Jan 25, 2013 at 8:28 PM

      Really iron man get some facts check the attendance statistics for the flyers, you just sound dumb. Our team never threatened to leave for another city because the fans didn’t come out. Even when we were last in the league we were still top 10 in attendance

  16. ironman721 - Jan 25, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Keep playing that bad and they will be last place again.

  17. ironman721 - Jan 25, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Sid should walk to every game 2 goals in the 1st period!

  18. paresident21 - Jan 25, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Penguins attendance per year FYI:

    http://www.hockeydb.com/nhl-attendance/att_graph.php?tmi=7475

    Flyers attendance per year:

    http://www.hockeydb.com/nhl-attendance/att_graph.php?tmi=7439

    Shhhhhhhh

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