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Video: Crosby, Tavares continue to dominate

May 11, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

Is this New York Islanders-Pittsburgh Penguins series so high-scoring because of lax defense or unstoppable scoring?

However you slice it, Sidney Crosby and John Tavares are putting on a first-round show. Tavares scored while Crosby set up Jarome Iginla‘s goal in the first period of Saturday’s Game 6, prompting this entertaining montage that spotlights their dominant performances so far:

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  1. atwatercrushesokoye - May 11, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Crosby scored 1 really nice goal in game 5 but has been just another guy for the rest of the series, but the media insists in using the narration that he’s dominant. Crosby might be the most overrated player in NHL history.

    • handsofsweed - May 11, 2013 at 8:57 PM

      I guess you have no respect for things like mathematics.

      • atwatercrushesokoye - May 11, 2013 at 9:12 PM

        We’re going based purely on stats? In that case Malkin is the best player in the playoffs, meanwhile we’ll ignore how lazy/lost he looks in his own end. Iginla is also “dominating” the playoffs cause he’s got 9 points too, but if you’ve actually watched the games you’d see that is nowhere close to reality, as a Flames fan all I keep thinking is how disappointing it is to see slow and old Iginla looks now, but he’s got 9 points and by your rationale he is dominating.

        Crosby is a good player (probably the best in the NHL) but to say he’s been dominating this series because he has 9 points is ridiculous, he’s played well (the just a guy comment was obvious hyperbole) but its not like he’s carrying the Penguins in this series as the term dominant would portray.

      • handsofsweed - May 11, 2013 at 11:55 PM

        I’m sorry. Did I write this article? Did I offer an opinion on whether or not Sid is dominating? No? Did I offer a rationale on Iginla? No? Malkin? No?

        So did you just make a bunch of faulty assumptions based on your own emotions? You did.

        Dominate. Not dominate. I don’t care. Your last sentence in your first post exposes you as a fool. So whatever.

    • bru308 - May 11, 2013 at 9:04 PM

      9 points through 4.5 games is just pedestrian I tell ya! Pedestrian!

    • jobotjones - May 11, 2013 at 9:05 PM

      He is averaging an assist per game….

    • REDSKINSFORLIFE - May 11, 2013 at 9:21 PM

      My sentiments exactly. Tavares has dominated, Cindy is nowhere to be found. I hope Okposo rearranges his jaw.

      • jobotjones - May 11, 2013 at 9:26 PM

        Yea but he has, 3 goals also. Don’t act like he hasn’t shown up.

  2. pensman29 - May 11, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    All I have to say is: vokoun is putting on a clinic on how not to be fleury.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - May 11, 2013 at 9:09 PM

      Spoke to soon oooops

      • 19to77 - May 11, 2013 at 10:28 PM

        Irony, thy name is eigglesnosuperbowls.

  3. pensman29 - May 11, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    1 more thing ^ please look up his stats/awards

    • atwatercrushesokoye - May 11, 2013 at 9:05 PM

      Crosby has 1 Hart trophy, 1 Art Ross Trophy and 1 Stanley Cup in his first 7 years (didn’t include this year because the Hart and Stanley Cup have yet to be decided) shall we compare those to Gretzky in his first 7 years?

      I’m not saying Crosby is a bad player, he isn’t, he’s a terrific player, probably the best in the NHL currently but he has not earned the right to be in the conversation with Gretzky, Lemeiux and Orr as all-time greats, maybe he will at the end of his career but right now he hasn’t and I just don’t understand why the media continues to try and paint him as Gretzky 2.0 and completely dominant in every game he plays in when the fact is he’s not.

      • handsofsweed - May 12, 2013 at 12:03 AM

        I think this is what you meant to say earlier. Fair and true points, but nobody here is making the comparisons to those legends yet. As for the media? Who cares. They will say anything to draw attention.

  4. sjsharks66 - May 11, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    Yet he is up for 2 awards this year? One of those being MVP? Lol yeah, really over rated.

    • devilsarethebest - May 11, 2013 at 9:38 PM

      Being nominated for MVP is exactly what shows he is overrated. Terrible logic sir.

      • 19to77 - May 11, 2013 at 10:29 PM

        … right, you’re gonna have to run me through your logic there buddy.

      • devilsarethebest - May 11, 2013 at 10:33 PM

        When you’re overrated people nominate you for awards. Its not like awards are nominated by God. People who think you are better than you actually are nominate you. Make sense now?

      • 19to77 - May 11, 2013 at 10:43 PM

        So are Tavares and Ovechkin overrated too? At what part does it enter into your equation that generally speaking, really good players are nominated for awards recognizing really good players? Or is everyone who gets nominated for these things “overrated” in your mind?

      • devilsarethebest - May 12, 2013 at 12:51 AM

        No not al all, I love ovechkin and Tavares, but Crosby is overrated.

  5. jr507 - May 11, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Crosby is one of the league’s all time greats who is made even better by Bettman’s NBA-esque officiating. Pens fans always argue ‘he’s never been given a diving penalty’ which only further enforces the favortism as every non-Pens fan feels this guy is a complete cheat.

    Why do people hate him? Same reason people still worship Gordie Howe, Cam Neely, Mark Measure – unbiased hockey fans want warriors not ice princesses.

    • atwatercrushesokoye - May 11, 2013 at 9:15 PM

      To be an all-time best you need to have more than 1 Hart trophy, 1 Art Ross trophy and 1 Stanley Cup (this one is subjective because it’s a team game) in your first 7 years, especially when you’re billed as Gretzky 2.

  6. jr507 - May 11, 2013 at 9:04 PM


  7. REDSKINSFORLIFE - May 11, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Hey Cindy, the puck has to be in the zone before you are. Best player my tail.

  8. Stiller43 - May 11, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Lol JEALOUS.

    If the NHL said, “were scrapping every single team and having a draft to even out talent across all teams” and youre team had the first pick, please let me know who’d you take before crosby.

    • devilsarethebest - May 11, 2013 at 9:39 PM


    • atwatercrushesokoye - May 11, 2013 at 9:40 PM

      I’m not saying Crosby isn’t the best player in the league right now, he’d be in the debate for sure, but the media painting him as dominating everything he does and one of the all-time greats of the game is ridiculous.

  9. Stiller43 - May 11, 2013 at 9:43 PM


    You mean the guy whos been invisble last year? Local radio stations (i live local to DC) were debating on trading him, and the same guy who didnt bother playing the first half of this season? The guy who showed NO effort on the GWG in game 4? Left in team in the zone alone and glides toward the open guy?

    Have him.

    The past two seasons crosbys started out, he was BLOWING AWAY the league in points before injuries shortened his seasons.

    • devilsarethebest - May 11, 2013 at 9:56 PM

      Yes. In two years when Crosby is fully finished with injuries (?) and Ovechkin continues the pace he was going at before the slump (?) we will see who is more dominant. Ovechkin has won the Hart more times and almost always outscored Crosby. Just shows how overrated Crosby is, because Ovechkin DOMINATED the league before he hit his slump, and got almost no recognition while Crosby was always second place to Ovechkin was always highly touted. Ovie already showed he is back and will see many MVP awards and a Cup or two in the next few years and Crosby can go back to being second place.

  10. steelers88 - May 11, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    You gotta be kidding me! Crosby over rated? Do you want to know who is over rated it’s Ovi. If being nominated for two major awards is overated than I don’t know what is. Though Crosby has been quiet during this game.

    • devilsarethebest - May 11, 2013 at 10:02 PM

      Exactly what shows he is overrated. The Pens were just fine without Crosby which is exactly why he makes zero sense for the Hart. “The Hart Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team.” That clearly goes to Ovechkin. As he goes his team goes. When he was playing like s**t his team was nowhere near the playoffs, but when he was playing well they won the division. Pens fans need to use their brains.

    • atwatercrushesokoye - May 11, 2013 at 10:28 PM

      Which proves my point, Crosby was quiet this game but what was the title of the article?…that he continued his domination.

      If they were to redraft the entire league right now I think the debate for first overall pick would be between Crosby, Malkin, Ovechkin, Stamkos, Karlson and Chara. Crosby and Malkin because they’re truly elite number 1 centers, Ovechkin and Stamkos because of how many goals they score, Karlson because he’s the best young defenseman in the league and Chara because he’s the classic shutdown defenseman who also has a massive reach, age would probably go against him.

  11. Stiller43 - May 12, 2013 at 2:18 AM


    Why dont you talk to the NHL players and ask them why they voted for him for the ted lindsay? So not only did writers think he’s ACTUALLY very good to be in the discussion for the hart after missing a quarter of the season (and only missing the art ross by 4 points), but players think he’s pretty good as well. I guess his 3 goals, 9 points in 5 playoff games after missing a month doesnt impress you either? You new to hockey?

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