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Reports conflict on Sidney Crosby's camp status

Posted on: August 14, 2011 2:35 pm
Edited on: August 15, 2011 6:34 am
 

By Brian Stubits

Sidney Crosby could be out even longer, three separate sources told Josh Rimer of NHL Home Ice on SiriusXM Radio. According to Rimer's report, the only information is that Crosby might not be ready to start the season.

But then there was this from Kevin Allen at USA Today on Saturday:

[Crosby} has not talked to the media about his injury this summer, but the word is that he is training and planning as if he will be ready for the start of training camp. The NHL brings its Stars to New York for media interviews every September, and Crosby is planning to be there.

Earlier this summer there were even rumors that Crosby was mulling a very early retirement. Those were clearly way too premature and were taken with the biggest grains of salt you can find.

The conflicting reports are tough on the ol' sanity section of the brain. It's like a tug of war that makes this whole situation maddening. The silence from Crosby and the Penguins, while completely understandable, contributes to the angst and speculation. Silence might be golden, but in cases like this it's rotten.

While these reports should cause some alarm, it's certainly not panic time. I'll wait until the team comes out or Sid himself saying it will be a longer wait before fretting too much. But the idea of the NHL being without arguably its top star for longer is not good news. Even if you dislike Crosby -- and I know a vast number do -- you can't honestly think it's anything but bad for hockey, let alone Pittsburgh. We'll know for sure when camps start up next month.

Until then, we'll wait and wade through the rubbish.

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Comments

Since: Mar 25, 2008
Posted on: August 14, 2011 8:48 pm
 

Reports conflict on Sidney Crosby's camp status

You're an idiot.  Oh yeah, how's that Silver?



Since: Nov 4, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2011 8:26 pm
 

Reports conflict on Sidney Crosby's camp status

Ejay4444 must still be upset about Sids golden goal.... how's that silver treatin you, you American fuck?



Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2011 7:35 pm
 

Reports conflict on Sidney Crosby's camp status

that was foe Ejay4444



Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2011 7:27 pm
 

Reports conflict on Sidney Crosby's camp status

grow up.



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: August 14, 2011 7:04 pm
 

Reports conflict on Sidney Crosby's camp status

Don't even let him train for another 4 months, let him get back to 100% and then add a couple months for safe measure.   Too many miles left on him to risk his career, let alone his long term health.   At least there's more research than there used to be on this stuff now, still amazing how unpredictable these concussions are for players.



Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 7:02 pm
 

Reports conflict on Sidney Crosby's camp status

Whoah!
I was just posting having read none of the comments.
Actually, typical Flyers fans feel like I do.

We do resent the Penguins for having s---loads of first draft picks in a row. That is the same way Quebec/Colorado won, but tht was because the timing was perfect and the Penguins were poor and poorly run. Big money teams like the Flyers and Rangers have to be more like Detroit. However, that has not been the case so far.

Many people did not like Crosby's style in the beginning of his career, including me, but he has grown into the best hockey player, physically and mentally. He does use his strength to lean off players like Andreas Nodl. Also, like Martin St. Louis he is a threat at all times. Unlike Jeff Carter, Crosby scores by dominating the play on every shift.



Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 6:59 pm
 

Reports conflict on Sidney Crosby's camp status

Oh NOOOOO....Do we get to see the pens raise sid's dress......hes a pu$$y....hahhahahaha good for hockey....the league shoved this fag down our throats for yrs....sick of him... Only guy in the that dives and complains after every shift and the nhl always looks the other way..



Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: August 14, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Reports conflict on Sidney Crosby's camp status

As a Flyers fan I have to say:

I did not enjoy the All-Star game without him.
More importantly I did not feel like the playoffs were interesting with him and Malkin out and Staal hurt.
The fact is the Penguins were stout. If you want to beat the best to be the best, you want to play the Penguins.

The amount of goals Crosby was single-handedly producing proves that he is the best player. Datsyuk and some other players may be as good, but less than a handful.



Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: August 14, 2011 6:43 pm
 

Reports conflict on Sidney Crosby's camp status

Good luck to Sid. I'm a Flyers fan, and I say good luck. With so many Flyers having careers cut short or never to be the same, I would never wish that on anyone.



Since: Aug 7, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2011 6:19 pm
 

Reports conflict on Sidney Crosby's camp status

Typical Philadelphia douche bag. I guess you think not playing like a faggot is taking cheap shots, like Bobby Clark did, and hiding behind some street thug like Dave Schultz, because you don't have the balls to drop the gloves on your own. The Flyers have a long storied history of gutless, nutless hockey. The only way they ever won the cup was when the NHL let them turn the playoffs into a street fight. The only Flyer I ever had respect for was Hextall. He would hit you face to face, even if he had to chase you down to do it.


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