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Crosby on targeting: There’s ‘only so much you can control’

May 3, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT

If some players are resistant to the idea of wearing a visor because they seemingly obstruct their view, then Sidney Crosby‘s Game 2 helmet is essentially their worst nightmare.

Pittsburgh Penguins head trainer Dana Heinze shared the design Crosby will wear against the New York Islanders on Friday:



Even with all of that protection, there’s always the concern that Crosby’s opponents will target him and his jaw. After all, the 25-year-old is basically wearing a huge plastic bulls-eye on his head.

The Penguins captain acknowledged the risks that come with the situation – and any situation, really – with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Shelly Anderson.

“What can I do? Obviously, I’m not going out there looking to get hit,” Crosby said. “If that’s the case, there’s only so much you can control out there. If they really want to, it will be up to them more than me.”

It almost seems like Crosby’s dabbled in existentialism during his time off.

The Isles are likely to be a surly bunch after a lopsided 5-0 loss in Game 1 on Wednesday, so Crosby enters quite the interesting scenario. You can watch the game on NBC Sports Network starting at 7 p.m. ET.

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - May 3, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    Vegas has the over under on the team from pittsburgh at 2 for being rewarded 5 on 3 man advantage ! I put 1 large on it falling on the number ! 50 to 1 odds it will be a nice return !

    • President Charles Logan - May 3, 2013 at 6:55 PM

      everyone can contqact iggles at 1-800 bitterloser lol

    • crashtheboards55 - May 3, 2013 at 7:10 PM

      Dude you still trolling and complaining? Holy sh*t give it a rest. You are starting to sound like a caps or ranger fan.

      • nicknyhc - May 3, 2013 at 8:53 PM

        Funny. You have to bad mouth the Caps because they have Ovi and he outscores Crosby. You have to badmouth the Flyers on every Flyers related thread because they knocked the Pens out of the playoffs last year. You have to badmouth the Rangers and their fans because they give the Pens a run for their money and Lundqvuist is a threat to the Pen’s playoffs success. Then, you go around telling fans of other teams not to troll.

        As a Rangers fan I can admit that Ovi and the Caps are a good team. I can acknowledge that other rival teams like the Flyers, Devils, Isles, and Pens have talent. What I can’t deal with is retarded bandwagoners from PA.

        Seriously, go back to watching football like you did pre-Crosby.

  2. nicknyhc - May 3, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Everybody get ready to watch Sid the Kid play French Canadian and punch players without visors after the whistle while his face is fully protected by this ridiculous contraption.

    • President Charles Logan - May 3, 2013 at 6:55 PM

      another bitter jealous rags fan

    • crashtheboards55 - May 3, 2013 at 7:09 PM

      It was even better to see your rangers play the role of horrible disgraced punks as usual. I’ll will bet you have your Crosby underoos on tonight. Ridiculous contraption. Yep I’ll bet you would be out there without any protection Captain Hardass. You are just another candidate for buckshot mouthwash.

    • nicknyhc - May 3, 2013 at 8:30 PM

      Disgraced punks because they lost a game? Haha funny, your team couldn’t make it out of the first round last year despite being Cup favorites.

      I enjoyed watching Pens fans throw garbage at the Isle’s players because somebody landed a clean hit on Crosby. Very classy and cute! I’m sure they appreciated the powerplay goal.

  3. pensman29 - May 3, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    But u CAN control getting a hat trick tonight!

  4. nobandwagoners - May 3, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Crosby should just be glad that Burish isn’t on the other team because we all know Burish’s thoughts on opportunity cost and it goes something like this:

    “hmm, let’s see. Knock out Crosby for a game or series with a questionable hit vs. a possible 1-2 game suspension? I know what I’m going to do!”

  5. laxman1944 - May 3, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Dam it this freaking game is over already…………wtf

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 3, 2013 at 8:32 PM

      Is it really because its 3 -3

  6. pensman29 - May 3, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    1/3 there!

  7. pensman29 - May 3, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    2/3 there!

  8. haterzinc - May 3, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    2/3 there

    • laxman1944 - May 3, 2013 at 7:37 PM

      There just too much………

  9. lp0320 - May 3, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Horrible call against Cooke!!!! Sid looks great. Nothing is a guarantee, Pens have to stick to their game because the Islanders are not going to roll over and quit because everyone is betting against them.

    • laxman1944 - May 3, 2013 at 8:34 PM


  10. helladonks - May 3, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    For God’s sake, he had his jaw broke, got his teeth all muffed up, and has had a concussion. And people on these boards all chock it up to “because he’s a p*ssy” and “blah blah i hope Crosby dies”. PHT has some of THE most bitter, hate filled humans I’ve never even imagine could exist. I am losing faith in humanity v

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