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Devils’ Elias accuses Crosby of embellishment

Feb 2, 2013, 4:26 PM EDT

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Considering his three-point game and big overall impact, one might say that Sidney Crosby looked like his old, dominant self on Saturday. Perhaps it makes sense that he riled up his opponents like he has many times before, then.

In today’s case, New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias exchanged some heated words with Crosby after he took down the 25-year-old for a second period holding penalty. He didn’t have the friendliest explanation for the Newark Star-Ledger’s Rich Chere, even if his language was likely much cleaner.

“I didn’t dispute the penalty. I didn’t like the way he went down,” Elias said. “I know I’m not that strong to throw him down. He made it look like I kicked his feet out.”

Boy, it almost sounds like the 36-year-old Czech is accusing Crosby of diving, doesn’t it?

Whatever bitter feelings Elias and the Devils have, they don’t change the fact that the Penguins dominated on Saturday, winning 5-1. Crosby scored a goal and two assists, his best performance of this early season.

In case you’re wondering, Elias and Crosby will have a chance to buddy up again a week from today, as the Penguins will visit the Devils in New Jersey on Feb. 9.

  1. killerpgh - Feb 2, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    Trying to deflect attention from getting smoked 5-1?

    • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:45 PM

      Pretty much, the Devils got pounded easily and now the only thing Elias can come up with is this, not like anyone in the world ever cared about Elias’s opinion on anything. And nobody cares what the Devils have to say about anything for that matter. Meaningless franchise that could relocate without anyone really caring.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 2, 2013 at 6:09 PM

        He should see if AARP offers discounts on counseling.

      • odj810 - Feb 2, 2013 at 7:08 PM

        come onnn they made the SCF last year.

      • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 2, 2013 at 7:44 PM

        Ya? And? The Panthers made a final and the Hurricanes have won it, and nobody cares about them either.

  2. davebrownspiral - Feb 2, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Cindy up to her old tricks

    • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:24 PM

      Jealous pole smoking boys up to theirs

    • afc22 - Feb 3, 2013 at 12:32 AM

      I’ve never seen a premier player in any sport as reviled, and deservingly so, as Crosby. He should be the Peyton Manning/Derek Jeter of hockey but instead he’s closer to Claude Lemieux.

      Every fan outside of Pitt watches this guy and thinks WTF?

  3. sw19womble - Feb 2, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Gary Bettman never has any complaints about the way Crosby goes down.

    • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:24 PM

      I bet you spend a lot of time thinking about guys on their knees servicing other guys

      • sw19womble - Feb 3, 2013 at 12:01 AM

        says the guy who posted “Jealous pole smoking boys up to theirs”


        “you’re some kid who can’t get laid, who probably stalks ex-gf’s and a complete closet case who will be biting the end of a barrel in 10 years.”

        I’m here to tell you it’s okay, you just need to work past all this underlying, sexual aggression and get to the core reason behind it. We won’t judge you.

        Now come here and give me a hug. xx

      • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 3, 2013 at 1:22 PM

        Hug it out b1tch?

      • tbbolts91 - Feb 3, 2013 at 11:34 AM

        you spend a lot of time commenting on the same thread….

  4. franchisethighs - Feb 2, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Sid is so unbalanced because of that top heavy meat in his man region. Even the slightest of bumps may tip him. So while its obvious Elias isn’t strong in the slightest, he may have underestimated the radius of FDA and SCA approved grade A prime rib swinging with every stride. Good day sirs.

    • micklethepickle - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:02 PM

      I used to think you were just an obnoxious Pens fan, but after Crosby’s behavior during the lockout, y’know, attending all those Madonna and Justin Beiber concerts, I realized that all the things you say are just your way of cheering & standing up for your partner. I think it’s really great that you are so loyal to your man, and for the record, my opinion of Crosby has risen by huge amounts after his becoming the first openly gay super star in the NHL. Good for him!

      • letsgopens8771 - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:04 PM

        You clearly have no idea what you are talking about.

      • sjsblitz - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:34 PM

        No, Crosby did in fact attend a Madonna and Beiber. Cant insult his play on the ice but feel free to tear him a new one about what he does off the ice

      • friedberg7 - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:54 PM

        So Giroux was the guest of honor at a NIckelback concert after the Flyers beat the Pens and Talbot went to see Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga. What is your point?

      • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 2, 2013 at 6:10 PM

        Crosby also attended a lot of the CBA meetings, in person…very few did that.

    • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:30 PM

      Go take your meds you pathetic loser, personality disorders are serious, and you’re an obvious case. You do know that your tired, played out, repetitive, unoriginal yammerings scream that you’re some kid who can’t get laid, who probably stalks ex-gf’s and a complete closet case who will be biting the end of a barrel in 10 years.

      Do the world a favour and pretend it’s 10 years in the future and just do it

  5. andyisfat - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    It’s no surprise that sissy Cindy girl up to her old tricks.

  6. salsendardo - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:02 PM


  7. sharksfan754 - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Sydney “slew foot” Crosby was at it again with 2:06 left in the game

    • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:46 PM

      Crosby tricked Volchekov on purpose…he stood right beside him too, and when he was getting up he cross checked him softly about the chest, for good measure.

      Basically, he wanted Volchenkov to know that he was his b*tch. And that’s how it looked to me.

    • friedberg7 - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:51 PM

      He got a penalty didn’t he?

  8. letsgopens8771 - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Great win today. Pens played a great 60-minute game and dominated. Great play from Boychuk on the Malkin line. Look to see a lot from him. Oh and Congrats to Sutter and Bortuzzo on scoring their first goals in a Penguins uniform!! Hope they continue their success! Crosby back to his old self, dominating play once again! Great stuff from Sid, owning Elias who whined, but what he did was in fact, a penalty. Sorry. Great game to watch.

    I know, within a few minutes, we will get more and more trolling Flyers fans who didn’t even watch today’s game and see Crosby’s pure dominance post stuff like, “Crybaby (or Cindy) Crosby sucks,” and “Best diver in the NHL” and “How is it that Jesus can walk on water and Sidney Crosby can dive on ice?” but honestly, let’s be real. Their hockey team is at the bottom of the Eastern Conference right under Florida, their hockey team is at the bottom of the division when the Pens are on top, and their record is 2-6-0. That is sad. Look in the mirror first before you trash talk only one of the BEST PLAYERS IN THE WORLD.

    GO PENS!!!

    • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:47 PM

      I liked Boychuk better on the Crosby line! What did you think? It was just a few minutes but I liked the chemistry.

    • dtownbeatdown - Feb 2, 2013 at 7:29 PM

      Funny you talk about trolling, I just came from the jimmy Howard article and seen your ass trolling. Talking about defense… And your a penguins fan? A couple double standards there. Wouldn’t expect nothing less from a pens fan.

  9. eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Everybody should treat him like Claude Giroux did in the playoffs then he has no chance for embellishment just punishment !

    • gregman98 - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:55 PM

      At least Crosby will be in the playoffs this year…

      Where is Griroux and his Failers???

      Oh yeah, DEAD LAST in the east.

      • melonheadsdaddy - Feb 3, 2013 at 7:36 AM

        Failures… That’s not even close….

  10. Nofoolnodrool - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    eigglesnosuperbowls | Feb 2, 2013, 5:04 PM EST
    Everybody should treat him like Claude Giroux did in the playoffs then he has no chance for embellishment just punishment !

    Glad to see you are consistently illogical on both football and hockey . Thought you had no clue about football , but you just have no clue period…moron

    • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:32 PM

      Every Philly sports fan is trashy bubble dwelling apologists and buffoons. Worst fans in America

    • pensfan603 - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:54 PM

      Ya cause crosby didnt beat him up in a fight…

      • melonheadsdaddy - Feb 3, 2013 at 7:37 AM

        Mistrrchain. False. Pens fan. False.

      • mclovinhockey - Feb 3, 2013 at 9:45 AM

        pensfan, you really think Crosby beat up Giroux? they squared off… waited… waited… the ref came in to break them up then crosby started to punch once the ref was already between them. I am sorry but in order to beat someone in a fight they have to ACTUALLY FIGHT… if anything Crosby landed a few cheap shots since the ref was already breaking up the fight.

  11. whiteqbs - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    In other news……
    The sky is blue.
    Water is wet.
    Grass is green.
    And Sidney Crosby dives.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 2, 2013 at 6:51 PM


  12. stakex - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Crosby accused of being a diver? Wow…. thats a shocker.

    Theres a reason Crosby isn’t very popular among NHL players, and it has nothing to do with his ability. It does however have an awful lot to do with his diving and whining. I’d like the guy a lot more if he would cut that crap out… hes too good for it.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 2, 2013 at 6:50 PM

      I’m pretty sure it’s Elias and all of YOU crybabies doing the whining here??

  13. hockeywithdrawal - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    I guess the biggest question is, Elias says he held him, he got called for holding him…WHO THE EFF GIVES AN EFF WHAT ELIAS THINKS ABOUT THE REST? Elias should put more effort into winning, not whining, and maybe his team wouldn’t get embarassed.

    • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:51 PM

      Funny huh? Elias gets called for HOLDING, admits that he was holding him, and then cries about it after. And of course every idiot lil boy comes running to repeat the same lame unoriginal stupid thought that came up in someone else’s head and re-posts it here.

      “dur Cindy Crosby” lol

      Bravo you’re all too stupid to come up with something that hasn’t been said a million times by other equally stupid lil boys.

  14. friedberg7 - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Crosby dives and that is the reason why the Flyers lost to the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup final

  15. pensfan603 - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Im a pens fan and when I saw that i was discusted..
    also i knew that we were on the powerplay and we are just so bad at that so i knew i had two minutes of horror to sit through.
    +5 even strength -1 on the power play that game so sad
    also here are the thumbs on this post.. i really wanted to thumbs down some comments.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 2, 2013 at 6:44 PM

      I hope you asked your parents before you hijacked their comuter, kiddo.

  16. davidsmj22 - Feb 2, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Once a diver, always a diver. Cindy is a classless scumbag. Complete embarrassment to the NHL.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 2, 2013 at 6:05 PM

      Lots of crybabies this year….seems both the players and the fans are being embarassingly whiney.

  17. jimw81 - Feb 2, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Cindy has diving down as an art form.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 2, 2013 at 6:06 PM


  18. steelers88 - Feb 2, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Crosby is a HELL of a hockey player I really don’t care if he embellishes penalties. He does it to help his team and until the refs start calling players for embellishing penalties they will keep doing it. Crosby is not the only player who embellishes penalties.

  19. martysbetter - Feb 2, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Not like whether Crosby dived or not made any difference – the Devils played like absolute sh*t and deserved the L

  20. ironman721 - Feb 2, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Considering he just had a 5-1 mud hole stomped through his ass, he should stop crying like a little girl with a skinned knee and start… oh I don’t know… play a LITTLE defense. Crosby had 1 goal, 2 assists, and gave 1 goal to Sutter that he actually scored. He needs to worry more about what players do with the puck then he does complaining about crap like this and maybe he won’t get blown out and embarrassed so badly next time.

    • handsofsweed - Feb 2, 2013 at 8:52 PM

      Dude, Sutter scored that goal. It was REALLY obvious on the overhead replay. Everything else you said was 100% spot-on.

      • ironman721 - Feb 2, 2013 at 9:22 PM

        I saw it on Root and they didn’t credit Sutter till the 3rd period with it and it looked like Crosby touched it last. But I stand corrected.

  21. capsrockva - Feb 2, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Since I didn’t see the game, I can’t comment on whether or not crybaby did that, but knowing crybaby’s habits I wouldn’t doubt it. Hopefully he doesn’t do that tomorrow and I can’t watch the game as I have to work

    • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 2, 2013 at 7:47 PM

      Don’t worry someone else can cover you outside the mens washroom at the park.

  22. broadstbully33 - Feb 2, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    I can’t wait for the pens to lose just so hockey withdrawal goes back in hiding again. He only trolls when his team wins if they lose you don’t hear anything from him till they win again. What a pathetic life you must lead.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 2, 2013 at 8:40 PM

      Seems like you never have anything to say about the articles, or the situations, just the commentors. Get it together, kid.

  23. puckyouall - Feb 2, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Does anyone know of a hockey site that has intelligent discussion? Please post the web address here because I’m looking for one. I wouldn’t even mind a subscription fee if necessary. Seriously!

  24. bruinsfan57 - Feb 3, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    It is a shame that someone as Talented as Crosby embellishes and whines to the referee’s as much as he does. He should just play the game like a man and stop resorting to the Cindy antics, he’s far too good of a hockey player to be such a cry baby

  25. chrisk61 - Feb 3, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    regarding pens-flyers, the last meaningful interaction was last yr’s Rd 1. flyers were up 3-0, and pens got completely undone, en route to flyers 4-2 series win. so until this yr’s playoffs — and maybe flyers don’t make playoffs, pens beat flyers, flyers beat pens again, pens advance very far, etc — advantage flyers and flyers fans can gloat.

  26. Nofoolnodrool - Feb 3, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Every fan outside of Pitt watches this guy and thinks WTF?

    As soon as you say every your credibility takes a dive. Just I have a big mouth and no brains therefore I am right about this and you are wrong…now we get it.

  27. shoobiedoobin - Feb 5, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    This place should have a 4 or 5 reply limit. Certain Pens fans on this topic and they know who they are, are clogging this place with their blind devotion and cult-like zealotry. Would you guys ever just be real and admit he’s obviously a whining diver? Everyone knows it, even you guys. Wake up and admit it, you don’t have to defend him like a parent defending a child just because he’s on your team.

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