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More Sidney Crosby reports, denials

Posted on: August 22, 2011 7:29 pm
Edited on: August 22, 2011 7:42 pm
 
Crosby

By: Adam Gretz

Are you ready for some more reports on Sidney Crosby's status for the start of the regular season (and yet more denials of those reports)?

If so, you're in luck, because CTV out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, reported on Monday that Crosby has suffered another setback in his recovery, stopped his workouts, and may not be ready for the start of the regular season. As expected, Crosby's agent quickly denied the report.

If you've heard this song before, it's because it's been playing on a non-stop loop for the past six months (or more).

From CTV:
Sources say Crosby's concussion symptoms returned last week and he cancelled all of his scheduled on-ice workouts at a Halifax-area rink.

Penguins players are expected to appear at training camp in mid-September and it appears Crosby will not be one of them.
Think back to last week when a nearly identical report surfaced from Josh Rimer of SiriusXM Radio, only to have the Penguins quickly address it, with general manager Ray Shero saying, "Training camp is a month away, so there's no expectation for me that he won't be ready or will be ready. He's doing his usual routine. He'll probably be in a week before camp starts. We'll evaluate him then."

This time it's Crosby's agent, Pat Brisson, doing the talking. Brisson said, via the Associated Press, that Crosby "hasn't been shut down by anyone and has instead adjusted his summer program to address the different needs for his recovery."

And 'round and 'round we go.

The fact this is still an issue at this point, with no clear idea of whether or not he will be ready for the season or how his recovery is really going, is a definite concern -- especially on the same day a former NHL player announced his retirement because doctors told him his concussion history made it unsafe for him to continue playing. But, as has been the case throughout this entire process, the only person that seems to have any definitive idea as to what's going on is Crosby himself, and he's not talking.

It's Aug. 22, and we don't know whether Crosby will be on the ice for the Penguins when training camp opens (let alone the regular season), and it's obvious that we won't know that for sure until he is or isn't on the ice when the Penguins open camp.

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Since: Jun 6, 2008
Posted on: August 23, 2011 6:41 pm
 

More Sidney Crosby reports, denials

ya its sad that even you get a voice to defend AVERY piece of shits comments!   both you guys are morons, if you dont know that Sid along with Alex ARE THE NHL RIGHT NOW! without a rival there is no NHL peroid. the NHL needs a healthy Sid.



Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 6:30 pm
 

More Sidney Crosby reports, denials

you are a moron we dont live in russia this is the us we have freedom of speech here he is on a forum where he can state his opinion if you dont like the fact that we have a right to free speech than get off the site if you are so thin skinned that you are going to get all riled up over what someone else expressed than you are an immature pouty little crybaby brat



Since: Mar 24, 2010
Posted on: August 23, 2011 4:42 pm
 

More Sidney Crosby reports, denials

@seanavery4:

You are such a fucking moron ! Even if you don't like an athlete, there is no reason to gloat about a serious injury. I think you would feel the same if someone made such a comment about one of the idiots that play for the Rangers. Or God forbid, Sean (I'm a walking poster boy for life-time ban)) Avery should ever get a scratch.



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Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: August 23, 2011 4:15 pm
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Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: August 23, 2011 4:11 pm
 

More Sidney Crosby reports, denials

I really don't understand the logic that says he isn't tough enough to play hockey. Crosby is a beast and has been sense day 1 in the NHL. He's like Gretzky with Messier's strength. He had a reputation early in his career as a whiner, but he's never been soft. And his increased goal scoring in the past 2 seasons is because he's decided to go to the net more often. If you look at a chart of his goals, he's in close and earning them.
Mostly when you hear that he's not tough, it's from haters making irrational comments.  However, let's not go overboad, and say he has Messier's strength.  He's not especially strong, but he's also not especially soft.

Ovechkin, who everyone perceives to be tough, is firing shots from the top of the circle and laying out guys with his leave-my-feet-and-hit-late mentality.
I'll leave the obviously biased part alone.  The reason Ovechkin is seen as tough is because he hits a lot.  He's generally near the very top in hits at least among forwards.

Also, Ovechkin has barely missed any games in his career, while Crosby has missed quite a few.  Whether it's fair to use that or not, that's a factor in people's opinions of them regarding toughness.

Your main point is correct, though.  He is not "not tough" because of this concussion problem. 



Since: Jun 1, 2007
Posted on: August 23, 2011 2:16 pm
 

More Sidney Crosby reports, denials

I really don't understand the logic that says he isn't tough enough to play hockey. Crosby is a beast and has been sense day 1 in the NHL. He's like Gretzky with Messier's strength. He had a reputation early in his career as a whiner, but he's never been soft. And his increased goal scoring in the past 2 seasons is because he's decided to go to the net more often. If you look at a chart of his goals, he's in close and earning them.

Ovechkin, who everyone perceives to be tough, is firing shots from the top of the circle and laying out guys with his leave-my-feet-and-hit-late mentality.

We're not talking about recurring injuries, a bad knee, or wear and tear. We're talking a BRAIN injury from a pair of dirty hits. Every player, no matter how tough, can suffer a concussion when hit in the head. The only difference is, Crosby might be SMART enough to not risk his mental health, future, etc, to keep playing in a league that does very little to protect its top players.

You want to talk about toughness? Crosby has played 6 seasons and missed significant time twice. In four seasons, he's played in at least 77 games. Outside of the concussions, the only time he missed significant time was with an ankle sprain. He sat out 21 games, returned for a pair, and then decided to take more time off to make sure it was 100% for the playoffs. Talk about smart, he returned, lead the NHL playoffs in scoring and went to the finals, ultimately losing to the Red Wings...




Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: August 23, 2011 1:57 pm
 

More Sidney Crosby reports, denials

Shreda is correct if you look up the stats but since you might not be able to do that he there are for you


NHL All-Time Points per Game Leaders





Rank  Born Name Pos     &n
bsp;     &
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1      1961       F  1487  894  1963  2857  577  518

2      1965        F    915  690  1033  1723  834  115

3      1957           
;  F   752   573   553   1126  210  381

4     1948            
;   D   657   270   645    915   953

5     1987       F &nbs
p; 412   215   357    572    387   65

6     1951         F  1348  731&nb
sp; 1040  1771  600    28

7    1985        F   475   301   313    614   346    88

8    1956        
;  F   977   450   789   1239  824   -12

9    1972         
;    F &nb
sp; 1273  646  953   1599  907   275

10  1973       F    708 &
nbsp;249   636    885   690   238




Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 23, 2011 1:29 pm
 

More Sidney Crosby reports, denials

So saving money and not going out partying ,and staying out of trouble is a bad thing?   he made it into the NHL and played at 18, of course a tough guy like you wouldn't understand, Im sure you where living in a big house making millions at that age.

Mario Lemieux said it best about a year into Crosby's career.  A reporter basically said Crosby is already a millionaire and can afford to easily purchase his own place.  Lemieux responded by saying something like why would a 19 year old kid need to live by himself in a huge house?  He said it was never about the money and it was better for Crosby if he lived with him and his family.   



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 23, 2011 1:26 pm
 

More Sidney Crosby reports, denials

The KID couldn' last a few years in the game.  You're going to have him #5?  Seriously? 
Let me guess...you're Canadian...

When you start insulting other countries you become useless to communicate with.  I'm only typing this to make a request I hope others will listen to.

Everybody else on this thread please don't respond to Rudegger or anything he says.  At some point people have to respect more then just the country they live in.  To insult all Canadians makes you the moron, nobody else. 



Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: August 23, 2011 1:19 pm
 

More Sidney Crosby reports, denials

He lived in Mario Lemieux's basement for years.  I think it was 2010 when he finally moved out, But he's not tough enough to play hockey.  It's that simple

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So saving money and not going out partying ,and staying out of trouble is a bad thing?   he made it into the NHL and played at 18, of course a tough guy like you wouldn't understand, Im sure you where living in a big house making millions at that age.


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