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Crosby: We’re free to give our opinion about the officiating

Jun 3, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT

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Sidney Crosby thinks he should be able to give his honest opinion without being labeled a whiner — even if his opinion is critical of the officiating.

On Saturday, the Penguins’ captain opined that the referees allowed Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals to grow out of control, culminating in a fight between Evgeni Malkin and Patrice Bergeron at the end of the second period.

“They’re letting a lot go out there, and the more it gets like that, the more it’s going to escalate,” Crosby said. “You can only control and channel that stuff so much. You keep letting guys do that stuff, you’re just going to push the envelope. That’s something we obviously want to stay away from, but it’s kind of a natural thing when it gets like that.”

Today, Crosby stood by what he said.

“I don’t think anyone blamed the officiating for why we lost,” he said, per Shelly Anderson of the Post-Gazette.

“We lost for other reasons. It wasn’t the officiating. We were asked about a couple of penalties, and we gave an honest answer.

“We’re not always going to agree on what’s a penalty and what’s not. I don’t think there was anything wrong with what anybody said. I think we are free to give our opinion.”

124 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. W.R. Koss - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Take your skirt off Cindy.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:53 PM

      Where exactly did the “without being labeled a whiner” play into this groundbreaking piece of journalism, Jason? Or did you just make the “without being labeled a whiner” part up?

      • hockeyflow33 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:10 PM

        It’s called inference

      • kissmytaintpatriotsrule - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:48 PM

        I thought “Steel City” was supposed to be a mans city. Judging from the majority of its sports players and Internet posters if full of men in skirts. Or idiots attaking women in bathrooms. I’m starting to think we should change Pittsburgh name to the “Boo Hoo City”

      • hockeyflow33 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:51 PM

        I think a man’s city is San Francisco or Provincetown?

    • kissmytaintpatriotsrule - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:53 PM

      If we are compacting them to Pittsburg I would agree

      • bobhpine - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:57 PM

        An avalanche of intelligence below!

  2. sjsharks66 - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    It’s true. That goes for any player on any team. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions.

    • redwhite&blue - Jun 3, 2013 at 11:51 PM

      It doesn’t look too good for a captain to be questioning the officiating, though.

  3. kovodisc - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:29 PM

    c’mon guys….pronounce it right – It’s Thidney Crothby now…”Sid” was pre puck-to-the-face ;)

  4. operwapitsai - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    some may have their opinions about Crosby being the best player in the league… but one thing is for sure, he IS the best whiner and complainer in the league. biggest baby award

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:19 PM

      Yes! And where do you rank in the list of whiners?

  5. tfaltin - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Yes, every person is entitled to their opinion. However, if his goal from saying this was to make people see that he’s not a whiner, it’s probably going to make it worse. You can liken this to the kid everyone picked on in the schoolyard saying c’mon guys….

    Sometimes it’s better to keep those validations to yourself and not explain it.

  6. mjdkid100 - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    It’s laughable that he accuses the Bruins of upping the physical nature of this game. Penguins were attempting to get away with cheap shots all game. Including Cindy Crysby slashing Seguin and trying to intimidate a goalie skating off the ice.

    Reminds me of the Canucks with a cheap hit on Horton and Burrows biting Bergeron, then wondering why the Bruins started playing so physical and mean…

    • hockeywithdrawal - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:54 PM

      Or Lucic running Ryan Miller.

      • ironyisadeadscene - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:58 PM

        That was clearly self defense. Miller was coming right for him.

      • mjdkid100 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:04 PM

        Ha, Buffalo. Sorry buddy, we’re talking about the playoffs here.

        Your incident from Nov 2011 has no bearing on the conversation, whereas mine shows the Bruins waking up against the Canucks and beating their heads in the rest of the series. Time to move on. Explain how John Scott has a roster spot? (236 PIMs in 146 games)

      • pepper2011 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:05 PM

        Yeah Withdrawl – I thought it was better to have Scott who can’t skate; shoot, pass or play D, but he can beat anyone up in the league. His fighting ability was going to propel you into the playoffs and the Finals… what happened? the team with the guy who can beat up everyone with the exception of one guy; who can pass, skate, shoot and play d. you know the “goon” who has 3 points but more importantly is a +4 in the playoffs – His team is still playing. He also has his name on the Cup; twice.

    • miketoasty - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:16 PM

      I like how you bring up Crosby slashing Seguin but not Seguin slashing Crosby before and after said slash. Oh but yea, only the Penguins.

  7. mattryannolan - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    You guys are so original with your Crosby jokes… Just shut up. It’s unreal how much time is spent on here making unfunny jokes about a guy not just Crosby but anyone. I’m not a Crosby fan I just get tired of people who can’t seem to post anything with any sort of logic or thought but instead a comment filled with jokes that are so old and overdone that I feel like I’m back in middle school with a bunch or idiots who don’t know crap about anything.

    • hockeyflow33 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:11 PM

      Couldn’t agree more. Any posts automatically loses credibility when they use some horrendously unoriginal nickname for a player

      • mattryannolan - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:29 PM

        Also I like how if Crosby complains about the refs he’s a big baby but when everyone including the meatheads on the NBCSN complain about the officiating it’s somehow ok. I just think players get an unfair shake in stuff like this. Players should have more of a voice than the idiot fans.

    • salmon90 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:31 PM

      Don’t get your hopes of mattryannolan – I don’t have any allegiance to the Pens or Crosby but am always puzzled by the level of hatred for this guy. He didn’t blame the officials for the loss. He questioned a couple of things that got let go, therefore becoming the 76th player to do so in this years playoffs.

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:22 PM

      I’m writing a script that will automatically increment the TU for your comment. I’ll run it as soon as it’s done. In the mean time, I’m giving you 100 TUs.

    • REDSKINSFORLIFE - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:37 PM

      WHAH!

      • mattryannolan - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:47 PM

        Is that supposed to be a noise?

  8. Stiller43 - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    “Sidney Crosby thinks he should be able to give his honest opinion without being labeled a whiner — even if his opinion is critical of the officiating.”

    When did he say he’s fighting a whiner lable? All he said about the officiating is if you let things go, its going to escalate.

    Can anyone disagree with that?

    And then he says nobody is blaming the refs for the loss…

    But the fan bases that are jealous he’s not on their team will go ahead and claim he’s a whiner anyway. Move along…

    • jpelle82 - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:54 PM

      its crazy isnt it? he didnt whine at all, i didnt see any quote where he said officiating cost them a game, or any criticism of any calls. he was asked a question, he answered it and the people that hate him because he isnt on their team just nit pick him over it. its fine, whatever makes them feel better. crosby probably burned their favorite team or player at some point over his career and they just cant let it go.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:56 PM

      Ah – yeah I said the same thing. Jason Brough does this one a lot with Crosby stuff. Likes to feed the fire, but in this case he’s just making sh*t up and printing it, which is dangerous and smutty on any website…not that this one is all that credible already.

      • rdurk86 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:19 PM

        For someone who doesn’t think this is a credible website, you sure do read and comment on a lot of posts…….

    • blackfoot11 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:24 PM

      I agree that Sid was not whining. He wasn’t displaying self-pity or peevishness by what occured in game 1. I think frustration was the theme in his quotes. This is simply the chosen media slant to generate reaction about a polarizing player.

      • bruininnh1984 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:45 PM

        if his point wasn’t to criticize the officials, then he certainly chose the wrong words to get his point across. i guess what he meant to say and what he actually said were two completely different things because it definitely sounded like he was criticizing the officials. i don’t understand why a guy with all the talent in the world, who’s the face of the nhl, can come out and say what he said and not expect for one minute that we, as the fans, and the media to not tear apart and analyze every little word that comes out of his mouth.

      • blackfoot11 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:49 PM

        @bruininnh..fair point

    • thesportsjudge - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:46 PM

      “They’re letting a lot go out there, and the more it gets like that, the more it’s going to escalate,”

      You do realize when he said “They’re” he was talking about the refs. Soulnds like placing blame to me.

      • jpelle82 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:59 PM

        where is the blame part? we all know he was talking about the refs but what exactly was he blaming on them? he made an assertion based on his observation. he basically said if it gets bad then we know its because the refs allowed it to. no blame for bad calls, no blame for the loss, no blame for him pushing rask or cooke checking mcquaid. he didnt blame them for calling him but not seguin for the slashing.

      • blackfoot11 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:28 PM

        @sportsjudge…if you honestly think the quote places blame, you need to work on being a better judge.

    • kovodisc - Jun 3, 2013 at 6:05 PM

      Anyone who says they don’t want a player of Crosby’s caliber on their team is a liar. I’m a Bruins fan and I’d love to have a talent like that on the B’s, but I think i’d rather have a talent like Bergeron on the team over a Crosby.

      Both have invaluable skill-sets, albeit different, that help bring their team’s a cup, so it’s tough to say one is better than the other. Ultimately, Bergeron is a true leader and probably plays the best 200-ft game with integrity and respect….Crosby can’t hold a candle to him in that regard.

  9. heynyc61 - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    No doubt he is a great players but just shut up! And stop diving!

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:24 PM

      Shut up! And stop posting!

  10. jpat2424 - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Now he’s just whining about whining.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:57 PM

      No YOU are whining about his whining. The only difference between you whining and him whining is that someone ASKED his opinion.

  11. alwaysgame7 - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Lol now he’s whining about being called a whiner? What would Freud have to say about this kid… Interested to see if he handles himself a little better in game 2

    • miketoasty - Jun 3, 2013 at 5:07 PM

      He didn’t say that at all, please reread the article, he’s stating that everyone has an opinion and is free to state it.

      Lol now your adding things that didn’t happen, what would anyone with intelligence think of that?

  12. ironyisadeadscene - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Is he taking image advice from Lebron now?

  13. ironmike778 - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    He really does want everybody to hate him, doesn’t he? My god what a little girl he is!

  14. yougotgirouxed - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    My opinion is that your opinion is stupid, siddles

  15. graymalkin26 - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Hey mattryannolan, who r those your 3 boyfriends hahaha, who cares what u think loser!

    • mattryannolan - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:55 PM

      Man you sure got me. That one cut deep.

  16. pepper2011 - Jun 3, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    This article should be called things you won’t hear coming from The Bruins Captain.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:03 PM

      I don’t think 1) they ever interview the Bruins captain, or 2) know who the Bruins captain is.

      • pepper2011 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:06 PM

        ok.

      • betrayedbylife - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:19 PM

        they know who chara is. see but instead of making headlines with his mouth and what comes out of it (or sometimes, in sid’s case, what slams into it) chara plays hockey so the vultures of sports media don’t really find him interesting.

        do you ever go outside? what are you cooking habsman for dinner? did you sweep the floors like he asked you to? do you wear the same brand of panties as crosby?

      • jerilynk66 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:54 PM

        the reporters can’t get the microphone that high.
        Don’t Poke the Bear!

    • jpelle82 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:48 PM

      they cant ask him things because the bruins captain doesnt speak english…he speaks the orkish black speech from his native land of mordor

      • pepper2011 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:50 PM

        Really?
        From Wiki:
        Chára speaks seven languages: Slovak, Czech, Polish, Swedish, Russian, German, and English

        How many do you speak?

        tool.

      • jpelle82 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:02 PM

        i guess you missed the joke

      • pepper2011 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:09 PM

        No, I got it, but you made the point withdrawl was trying to make. He wasn’t joking. “The tool” portion was directed at him, not you, but you keep denying Sid is stuck in his developmental stage, so….

      • jpelle82 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:32 PM

        sorry, i dont have a problem with chara. i just think him with a playoff beard and the beak on his face, he looks like something off lord of the rings

      • mgp1219 - Jun 3, 2013 at 6:49 PM

        jpelle,
        take a look at Crosby. He has lips that would make Molly Ringwald proud.

    • bruininnh1984 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:49 PM

      exactly. chara lets his play do the talking on the ice, or in the locker room where it belongs. he doesn’t use the media to air his dirty laundry, unlike #87. that kind of crap comes across as childish and real douchebag-like.

  17. alwaysgame7 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    I’d like to just say I immensely enjoy watching Pittsburg fans try an defend why they have a hard on for Sid… Keep it up! ;)

    • miketoasty - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:25 PM

      Maybe because he’s the best player in the NHL, constantly wins multiple awards, has already brought us a Stanley cup, need I go on?

    • mgp1219 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:49 PM

      I agree, alwaysgame7.

      If only they would just say something like “Yes, he is a whiner, but he is still a great player” then the rest of the fans around the league would have more respect for them, because no matter how much we all dislike him, he is a great player.

      • therealdeal18 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:46 PM

        Because the #1 objective of any fan should be to gain the respect of fans of other teams? Heres a hint: if you spend time caring about what anonymous blog posters from other teams think of you, youre a sad individual.

  18. villi5ed - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Sid,

    Just curious. Did you deserve a minor for chipping Rask after the second period like an insolent bush league ten-year-old?

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:26 PM

      Wah! Wah! Chipping Rask. 18 whiners agree with you, well 17 because yours doesn’t count.

    • miketoasty - Jun 3, 2013 at 5:09 PM

      Whine about it much? Guess you’re not much better than Crosby.

  19. hockeyflow33 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Just because you’re able to give an opinion doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.

  20. biffnasty - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    This just keeps getting better..lol. what a lil girl. Must he complain/whine about everything.? I feel sorry for his boyfriend who has to listen to all his complaining

  21. steelpenbucs87 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    I think in large part the “whiner” moniker was deserved in his earlier years – whether it was to the refs or the media the kid needed to grow up a LOT. I think especially over the last few years he has, but because of his past he will always be labeled a whiner even for the smallest comment that could be construed as a complaint.

    With that being said, I see a few comments about Sid trying to use this statement to “not be labeled a whiner”, which, if that was his goal, probably wasn’t the best approach by the kid but he wasn’t going to be back down from his comments now. But I don’t think that is his goal. I don’t think he’s trying to make it look like he’s not whining because I honestly don’t think he cares what people call him. I know I wouldn’t. He’s got more money than any of us could dream about having, he’s one of if not the best players in the NHL and he’s not even 26 years old. Sorry to say that he does not give a hoot what any of us think :)

  22. nightfireop - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    I used to enjoy watching and reading others making fun of Crosby, however this 2012 lockout has taught me one thing: we may not have hockey this season if it weren’t for Crosby’s contributions in the labor talks. I feel that often times the people who make fun of Crosby don’t realize that if it weren’t for him, we may not have good quality hockey in the NHL, much less hockey at all.

    • micklethepickle - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:52 PM

      Huh? Oh, right the two talks he attended in between his Madonna and Bieber concerts. He just happened to be in town. Now if the labor talks took place at a nightclub on Fire Island, Sid would’ve been present at every. single. one of them.

    • pepper2011 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:57 PM

      Thanks Sid’s mom.

  23. puckmepuckyou - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    The name calling is juvenile for sure but I do laugh sometimes. As far as Crosby is concerned he is a talented player but he is also a cheap shot artist. You can’t get away with complaining when you are guilty of the things you complain about. That is called hypocritical. That is the reason for his criticism. Shut up do your job or someone is going to rearrange your new dental work for you. That’s hockey!

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:15 PM

      Cheap shot artist my you know what. If you would have called Marchand that, then you would have sounded credible. Now! You sound like a whiner.

  24. malvaren18 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Crosby the Best player in the NHL has every right to say what Ever he feels, I think his earn that right. He is an Elite player.

    • mgp1219 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:52 PM

      Every player has the right to say whatever they feel, but all the other players get fined for it.

      • miketoasty - Jun 3, 2013 at 5:11 PM

        Really? Like who, pretty sure 3 or 4 teams openly dissed the refs in the first series and not one of them was fined.

  25. joewilliesshnoz - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    He really is the best player in the game, though.

  26. hounds2013 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Crysby’s a whining diver. Hope the Bruins shut him up with a sweep!

    • miketoasty - Jun 3, 2013 at 5:14 PM

      The first part of your comment is a joke, especially in a series where we have Marchand playing, but the second part makes perfect sense. A sweep (Or series win for that matter) prove who really is the best in the east when you have the two best teams from the east playing (I only say this because a lot of years you have a not great team get hot in the playoffs that aren’t as good as other teams but get some luck that propel them past better teams).

  27. bigdaddy44 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    The best thing for Crosby would have been if the doctors had left his jaw wired shut. Then he could let his talent do the talking.

  28. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:50 PM

    No! He can’t give his opinion. Only commenters on PHT can do so without being labeled as whiners. Heck! Here we can even whine about the whiners and only we are allowed. Right fellow commenters?

    • spiciercheez - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:38 PM

      Do you cry every time you read a comment that is negative about Sid?

      • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:47 PM

        No! I don’t! Matter of fact, I agree that he does a lot of chirping on the ice. But, to see so much rhetoric about his chirping when you could all be writing meaningful comments, is to say the least boring. Now! Move on! Kid!

  29. shortsxit34 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    If Crosby wasn’t whining about his penalty (the one where he slashes Seguin who is already down) what exactly was he doing while chasing the ref around the ice for twenty seconds instead of going to the box?

  30. philly4lyfe - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    I’m amazed Crosby hasn’t signed a huge endorsement deal with the Kleenex company yet. its the perfect fit for both sides!

    • therealdeal18 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:51 PM

      Maybe bryzgalov should sign an endorsement deal with Charmin toilet paper cuz he’s ‘crappy’ as a goaltender? Oh wait… hes afraid of bears that wouldn’t work.

    • aso513 - Jun 3, 2013 at 5:01 PM

      The losers I referenced in my post below, here is a prime example. 1975 man, have fun watching your awful team not win a thing again next season.

  31. pitpenguinsrulez - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Your allowed to voice your own opinion in this world but all of you asshats on PHT rip crosby for voicing his own opinion while you do the exact thing in here. Get your head out of your ass and realize that!

    • jimthebear - Jun 3, 2013 at 5:05 PM

      What’s the difference?? Crosby is a girly-man, that what!

      • miketoasty - Jun 3, 2013 at 5:18 PM

        A girly man that I’m sure could kick your ass in real life. Does that make you like a super girly man?

  32. dumptrucked - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    it’s playoff hockey, it should be wide open

  33. reasonableperson1 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    So many trolls for Crosby. He just can’t win. If he give cliche answers he is labeled vanilla, if he gives honest answers to questions HE IS ASKED, he is called a whiner.

    Like him or not, don’t most people on here realize he is his team’s captain? Thus his job is to talk to the officials about calls on the ice, speak out for his team after games, and be a leader? All the name calling is pretty pathetic. Only NHL fans would try to eat their own and tear down one of the better representatives for their sport across the national stage. Get a grip people.

  34. jimthebear - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Crosby to English translation…

    WAHHHHHH WAHHHHHH WAHHHHHH!!!! We’re supposed to win Zebras, didn’t you get the memo?! WAHHHHH WAHHHHHH WAHHHHHHH

  35. aso513 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    So why do all these B’s fans just ignore all the times their coach cries like a big baby after nearly every game?

    The Crosby hater stuff really is old, get over it. He’s the best in the game, rarely does he dive, and just about every captain in the game talks to officials during games but only bitter fans, like the majority who comment on this site, notice when Crosby does it because they are upset he isn’t on their team.

    • itsallniceonice - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:58 PM

      Maybe because he doesn’t cry like a big baby after nearly every game? I’ll give it to you though he does look like a big baby.

      • aso513 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:59 PM

        Wear blinders much?

      • itsallniceonice - Jun 3, 2013 at 5:04 PM

        No but unlike you I actually watch most of Claude’s post game pressers. A bit hypocritical of you to say Claude “cries like a big baby after nearly every game” after one article you read on PHT but no one can say Crosby cries like a big baby game after these whiny post game statements? Ok pal enjoy your rose colored glasses.

        Also no kidding every captain talks to the officials during games, captains are the only ones he can. Crosby seems to do a LOT of it though, more so than most for sure.

      • aso513 - Jun 3, 2013 at 5:16 PM

        Much more than most? Again just a bitter comment with more opinion backing it up than facts.

    • jimthebear - Jun 3, 2013 at 5:16 PM

      Links, video something to support such a dumbarse statement.

  36. itsallniceonice - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    This doesn’t irritate me half as much as the crap in game. He spends half the time staring and mouthing off at the reffs. Shut up and play.

  37. aso513 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Now Crosby haters please just go back to your bitter lives. What a bunch of losers.

    • jimthebear - Jun 3, 2013 at 5:18 PM

      Um, no… the losers would be the Penguins….

      • aso513 - Jun 3, 2013 at 5:21 PM

        I cannot wait for your arrogant fan base to realize that since you won game one 3-0 that you don’t win the series automatically. You’re a dope.

    • bruininnh1984 - Jun 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM

      i can’t wait for your arrogant fan base to realize that this thing wasn’t going to get handed to you on a silver platter( or in crosby’s case, a silver spoon). your team acted like it was just supposed to show up and win and to not actually have to work for it

  38. eaglesbest - Jun 3, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    I think Cindy is mad because they didn’t get the 6-8 power plays that the pens are accustom too.

  39. poonerman - Jun 3, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Crosby is carrying Brian Burke’s lovechild.

  40. s2mikey - Jun 3, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Crosby isn’t saying anything bad. Haters just love getting on his case. You wish he were on your team and y’all know it. It’s easy to hate someone who is young, rich, and awesome at what they do. I hear ya, it’s frustrating :)

    • ironmike778 - Jun 3, 2013 at 6:55 PM

      No. Actually I love that he’s NOT a Bruin. He’s too much of a wuss for me to root for him. It’s WAY more fun beating the little weasel.

  41. theageofquarrel - Jun 3, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    I find it funny that Boston fans call Crosby “Cindy” but they have a guy on their roster called Patrice.

    • bruininnh1984 - Jun 3, 2013 at 7:46 PM

      wow, what a wicked pissah!! it’s really too bad that “cindy” isn’t his real name, cause then your lame attempt at making fun of bergeron’s actual name might have actually worked. if anything, you’re making fun of the fact that he’s french

      • theageofquarrel - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:06 PM

        So he’s french and has a womans name then

  42. ballsohardu - Jun 3, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Here we go again. Sid the kid is back. Wahhhhh

  43. raleik - Jun 3, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    HA! He’s whining about being labeled a whiner..

  44. junterberger22 - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    Anybody out there that rips on Crosby wouldn’t say anything if he was on their team. All you retards who comment on articles about Crosby calling him Cindy or a cry baby or a whiner…. It’s ludicrous. You speak out of jealousy and its painfully obvious. When “cindy” raises his second cup I’m sure there will be more retarded comments accusing him of further ridiculousness because he is the best player in the world. Haters gonna hate

    • pugsley927 - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:49 PM

      don’t want a whining diver who is too soft when the going gets tough on my team……..go bruins !

  45. buffalomafia - Jun 3, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Is Cynthia Crosby still crying?

    Will someone tell Cynthia to take her Wonder Woman bracelets off & be a man!

  46. joeyg88 - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Sidney is a girls name. Teehee

  47. lp0320 - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    No offense meant – the man makes a bzillion dollars more than any of you on this site will make in your lifetime. If you think for one freaking minute that he cares what you think, you’re obviously delusional. As a Pens fan, I would rather he keep his opinions to himself and play the game. However, just like everyone else in this country, he has freedom of speech.

    That being said, as I am watching this game, Boston at this point in time is clearly the better team. It will take a miracle for the Pens to pull this one out. Pittsburgh’s defense is clearly lacking and the forwards are playing very sloppy.

    So all of you haters out there, take note. A Pens fan can be unbiased and call it as it is. The rest of you should take note before you start typing your crap.

  48. cspsrbums - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Oh but Ovi and the Caps are whiners about the horrible officiating in the Rangers series Can’t get much worse then that.

  49. pugsley927 - Jun 3, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Hey Cindy…….what was the reason for 6-1 ? Did your mascara run and get in your eyes ?

  50. schuckme - Jun 4, 2013 at 5:58 AM

    Will somebody please find the baby’s binky to suck on.. his crying is irritating

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