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Crosby wins second Ted Lindsay award

Jun 15, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT

Sidney Crosby AP

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has captured his second career Ted Lindsay award, given annually to the league’s most outstanding player, as voted on by the NHLPA.

“I would like to thank the NHL Players’ Association for recognizing me for this award,” Crosby said, via an NHLPA release. “It means a lot to be recognized by the guys that you compete against each and every night.”

Crosby, 25, beat out Washington’s Alex Ovechkin and Tampa Bay’s Martin St. Louis for the award.

Crosby last won the Lindsay in 2006-07 and is the fourth Penguin to capture the honor, joining Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr and last year’s winner, Evgeni Malkin.

No. 87 finished fourth in the NHL in scoring this season, with 56 points, even though he missed the final 12 games of the regular season with a broken jaw. He finished second in assists, with 41, and had the fourth-best plus/minus rating, at +26.

  1. ironcity6pak - Jun 15, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Glad he got it over ovi, ovi played 25 good games. In the early part of the season people were saying he was finished then went on a tear but not enough to get MVP. Sid would rather a cup instead but congrats anyway

    • REDSKINSFORLIFE - Jun 15, 2013 at 10:09 PM

      Cindy didn’t deserve a single award this year. Unless of course if there is an award for biggest whiner. Cindy is one hit away from being done for his career and I hope it comes sooner rather than later.

      • jpelle82 - Jun 16, 2013 at 9:03 AM

        so is rg III. watch what you wish for

      • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jun 16, 2013 at 10:51 AM

        A hole! When it comes to individual awards there is none more rewarding than those awarded by your peers. We get that you don’t like 87, but to wish a head injury to another person simply because you don’t like him (for whatever he’s done to you, which is NOTHING) demonstrates you’re lack of civility. Guys like you should be band from this site, and why NBC/PHT puts up with your sh*t is beyond me.

  2. wisdomnfl - Jun 15, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Deserving

  3. theageofquarrel - Jun 15, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    But but he’s a whiner,he’s a diver,he’s a sissy with a girls name and everybody but Penguin fans hate him.

    • cobra617 - Jun 15, 2013 at 8:52 PM

      You did hear about him whining about Chara’s gloved hand pop on the chin/chest?
      This is why I don’t like him. I am not delusional like others that don’t like him. He is a great player. But why must he moan about everything. This is the same Crosby that was voted in an ESPN NHL Player survey as the biggest complainer in the league. With so many whiners in the league, by having other players vote Crosby as the biggest complainer is quite a dishonor.
      STFU and play dude. When you have that much talent you need to shut up an play.
      He did deserve the Lindsay this year. If Ovechkin played 3/4 of the year like he did in the second half, Ovechkin wins the Lindsay.
      Another stat you don’t see, is Ovechkin’s hitting. How many superstars out there than can hit like he can? None that I can think of.
      If OV plays like he did in the second half next year, the Lindsay and Hart will be his. But really, I’d much rather he take the Stanley Cup.

      • theageofquarrel - Jun 15, 2013 at 9:12 PM

        Actually no because Sid didn’t make a statement about the incident and it was the PENGUINS ORGANIZATION that sent the clip to TSN.
        And you get hockey info from ESPN? Well that’s an outstanding source.
        But since he is a whiner,diver and sissy then I guess the NHL PLAYERS all hate him and just voted for him to appease all the Penguins fans since they are the most entitled bunch.
        Ovechkin hitting? Don’t you mean the ones where he leaves the ice surface to make a hit?
        But by all means hate away on Crosby because we are all sure that he’s not losing sleep over comments left on a hockey site.

      • cobra617 - Jun 15, 2013 at 9:28 PM

        Who cares that it was ESPN. It was a players poll. Other players voted him the biggest complainer. Even if it was the Little Sisters of the Poor that conducted an NHL players poll. It was still the players that voted.

        Maybe you are not smart enough to comprehend this, but biggest complainer and best player are indeed mutually exclusive. How you seem to make a connection between the two is befuddling to me.

        Looks like we hit a nerve with Ovechkin’s hitting. Outside of a few years ago when he was suspended for a knee on knee he is a VERY clean hitter. As a previous repeat offender you know the league is watching EVERY single hit he doles out. No dirty hits from him. Which is amazing considering the amount of hits he hands out. Over the last 5 years he is in the Top 10 for hits. Think about that. Many of the top hitters are just muscle.

        And honestly from a fan whose team has Matt Cooke on it, there is no place to EVER question a hit.

      • hockey412 - Jun 16, 2013 at 8:30 AM

        Thats why this award is so fitting though. This is between crosby and the other athletes. No one gives an eff what some whiney, entitled, crybaby fan thinks. If you know better than the players, perhaps you can save your crying for your mother, your support group, your counselor, etc…because it certainly doesnt mean jack here. Just a garbage comment, no better than the redskin fan above. There is nothing about fans like you guys that is good for hockey.

      • jpelle82 - Jun 16, 2013 at 9:06 AM

        you do know cooke played for the capitals right cobra?

    • drone501 - Jun 16, 2013 at 1:11 AM

      but we hate you too

  4. pitpenguinsrulez - Jun 15, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Remember Folks this is voted by the players not writers.

  5. 19to77 - Jun 15, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    This is the real Hart. The players know far better who actually deserves to be called the MVP, and a guy who only tries when he feels like it doesn’t. Ovechkin may impress a bunch of suits judging solely from highlight videos and stat sheets, but the players know better. Much as I dislike Crosby’s attitude, he completely deserves this.

    • raoool - Jun 15, 2013 at 10:03 PM

      no, the Hart is the Hart and the Lindsay is the Lindsay.

      really.

    • babykaby - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:37 AM

      Your comments just show your stupidity. Last I looked Ovechkin was out there every game, injured or not, throwing hits, trying to score, urging his team on. To say he only tries when he feels like it is asinine. I’m sure he didn’t feel like it when he broke his foot, but he still went out there and tried. I’m sure he didn’t feel like it when he took a puck to the face and had to get well over a dozen stitches, but he went out there. Does he have a good game every night? No, but if you say Crosby does, then I have to call you out on it, because I can recall four recent games where he didn’t try to do anything but whine, dive and cause his team to fall completely apart.

  6. rushledger - Jun 15, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Congrats Sidney! It means a lot for a fan to see him come back and win some hardware, congrats Crosby!

  7. pensman29 - Jun 15, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    Thank you 19to77 for,even though disliking Crosby, realizing he deserves to win this. Because he does. And yes this is the real hart trophy.

    • babykaby - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:59 AM

      NO, it really isn’t the Hart. If you don’t know the difference than you really need to google the Hart and the Lindsey. Crosby deserved this award, but there is no way he deserved the Hart. If you think he deserved the Hart than you have no respect for the rest of the Pens who got the job done when he was out hurt.

  8. phlyerzpwnu - Jun 15, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Right cause the players certainly don’t know what they’re talking about at all. Wow, you certainly do represent the Washington DC sports very well! I’m a dirty Flyers fan, and even I wouldn’t wish a career ending injury on any player. Stay classy in DC and keep on not winning any Cups.

    • Habib Marwan - Jun 16, 2013 at 1:30 PM

      keep on piling up all those cups yourself there mr 1975er!

  9. bobhpine - Jun 16, 2013 at 4:26 AM

    The guys who play against Crosby and Ovechkin think Crosby was the best. The guys and women who write about it, think Ovechkin was the best. Who has more credibility, players or jock sniffers? I love how everyone needs to come up with a reason why Crosby Shouldn’t win and so little is said about why OV should.

    Tackling that subject would force you to address the fact that Ovechkin is a cherrypicking malingerer who spent January and half of February sulking that he wasn’t back in Mother Russia playing in barns in front of his girlfriend and his dad who looks like Don Vito From Viva La Bam.

    • babykaby - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:55 AM

      “Players or jock sniffers” what exactly does that make you and your opinion. You are so biased that you can’t recognize anyone as deserving other that Crosby. You are so biased that you have to actually make personal attacks not only on the player you dislike but his family as well. How would you like it if someone didn’t care for the way you did your job, or what country you were born in, so they started not just insulting you, but attacking your family? Stop being a bully and grow the hell up.

      For you to say that the reasons Ovechkin deserved the award hasn’t been addressed is just plain stupid on your part. It has been stated over and over and over again. You must really be dense. Did your Mom drop you on your head, or what? How old are you? Eight?

  10. bobhpine - Jun 16, 2013 at 4:33 AM

    As for wishing injuries on people, it’s just sad. Notwithstanding any shred of human decency that this REDSKINS4LIFE loser clearly lacks, you’d think someone who cheers for Robert Griffin III would be sensitive to how bad it sucks to lose a franchise player to injury.

    The fun of sports is seeing world class athletes try to best each other at the tops of their games. Scum like this would rather see head injuries instead so his beloved Caps might have an easier time winning. How pathetic.

    And don’t worry dude, your team is such a crappy bunch of choke artists that any number of injuries to other star players in the NHL won’t matter. The Crapitals will ALWAYS find a way to lose. The opponent is irrelevant…just like you.

    • babykaby - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:48 AM

      When you speak of choking you might want to look at the most recent Pens choke against the Bruins, or maybe the major choke against the flyers last year. Yeah, the Caps might be a sucky team and may never win the cup; but the Pens are, and have been, a stacked team for years and they only have one cup to show for it (even with god Crosby in the line up). What does that tell you?

      Let’s see: A stacked team for years, (with supposedly the best player in the world), expected to win the cup years in a row, yet only has one cup. Or a mediocre team, with a single superstar, that plays in the weakest division and hasn’t won a cup. I would say there is no contest: biggest choker= the stacked team with only one cup.

  11. bmoreredfury311 - Jun 16, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Good God Hens fans! Those f-ing steel mills rotten the sh8t out your minds.
    Please go back and read some of the trash you guys are talking..
    Then look at your EPIC fail of a “dream team”.

    • babykaby - Jun 18, 2013 at 2:39 AM

      Truer words were never spoken.

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