Wait, What?

You mean this Sidney Crosby is actually a goood player?

Yes, he is. After Daniel Alfredsson’s comments were posted on here, and a lot of Crosby “haters” talked about the fact that they only ever “heard” all these bad things about him. That he’s a whiner, that he dives, that he’s a sissy, blah, blah, etc.

Well, a player I would consider to be in a better position to judge offensive talent/ability (whatever you want to call it) had something different to say.

NJ’s John Madden had this to say:

“He’s very unlike some of the skilled hockey players in the NHL, his work ethic is very good.”

I believe work ethic was thing that every Crosby supporter cited in that last article that people laughed at.

He’s along the [Peter] Forsberg line, where he can do it a couple of different ways. Other guys just rely on their power play or speed or something like that. He’s aggressive. He backchecks. He does everything really well. A guy like that, you have to watch him all night long. You can’t just watch him in certain situations.”

Hmm….Interesting, huh? This comes a few weeks after Martin Brodeur put Crosby way ahead of Ovheckin in terms of his own respect for the player, speaking as a goaltender in terms of respecting their skills in his approach to playing against them.

Just thought that all of the haters who get their ammunition from reading about Sid might like to hear a little bit of positive press (actuall I’m sure they won’t like it, but…). Hopefully for those of you who have seen Crosby play less than 8 games this year will listen to the New Jersey Devils over the ridiculous media.

(Quotations taken from: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; http://www.pittsburghpostgazette.com/pg/06096/679869-61.stm)

111 Responses to Wait, What?

  1. FoppaFlyers21 says:

    He’s obviously joking you IDIOTS…. you all thought out your huge comebacks while this guy is cracking up the whole time. Open your eyes people. he was OBVIOUSLY being sarcastic. Just look at hte lines he set up…..

    GENIUS post… the best i’ve read on this board…. props…

  2. FoppaFlyers21 says:

    this was a response to all of the people who replied to Muckies comment…..

    I guess I’m the idiot…. i can’t even post right (puts head down, blushes, and walks away)

  3. bleed_penguins says:

    Here’s the deal with the whole Crosby/Ovechkin thing. Why does Ovechkin have more goals/points? Because he leads the league in shots. Why does he lead the league in shots? Because he’s instructed by his coach to shoot every time he has a chance because the team around him is so terrible. This is a very poor coaching strategy and is no way to bring a kid into the NHL, nor to build a team around him. Crosby on the other hand, leads all rookies in assists, and still has 36 goals. Why is this, because he simply creates so much offence, and with little talent on the team. The guys around him are very hardworking, but as of right now, are not quality finishers. This is how to build a team around a young star. Make him the leader of the team, not the leader in goals just to win some scoring title or some trophy that really means nothing. Give different players chances to play on the first line with him, chances to create chemistry. If anyones ever watched any Pens games this year at all, you’ll notice that Crosby will opt to pass 10 times before he shoots the puck, because hes a smart, unselfish hockey player who understands that this isn’t Pittsburgh’s year to win the cup, rather a year to build a solid foundation of a hockey team for the future. While Washington and Ovechkin are so busy trying to win the Calder trophy and get Ovechkin all his praise, Crosby and the Penguins are building for the future, as a team.

  4. bleed_penguins says:

    I’d also like to add:

    I’d like to know how many Stanley Cups have been won under a Canadian captain. I’d then like to know how many Stanley Cups have been won under a Russian captain. My guess is Canada takes that won. Now explain to me how anyone can say that Ovechkin has a far better chance of winning cup than Crosby. Canadians are natural-born leaders, and bleed hockey. Crosby will win a cup(s) and I’m not to sure about Ovechkin. European superstar scorers are notorious for dominating the scoring race during the regular season, but can’t seam to lead a team to the playoffs, let alone win a Stanley Cup. Seems to me like in the last 15 years, the dominant European scorers that have all won cups have had Canadian and even American captains to actually lead them. Ie. Jagr, Selanne, Forsberg. I rest my case

  5. bleed_penguins says:


    I put Selanne, I meant Federov.

  6. bleed_penguins says:

    Here’s why Crosby will win a cup before Ovechkin.

    Stanley Cup winning Captains:

    1990, Edm, Messier

    1991, Pit, Lemieux

    1992, Pit, Lemieux

    1993, Mtl, Carbeaneau

    1994, NYR, Messier

    1995, NJ, Stevens

    1996, Col, Sakic

    1997, Det, Yzerman

    1998, Det, Yzerman

    1999, Dal, Modano

    2000, NJ, Stevens

    2001, Col, Sakic

    2002, Det, Yzerman

    2003, NJ, Stevens

    2004, TB, Andreychuk

    Stats from http://www.hockeydb.com

  7. Flyer_Dman says:

    Maybe so, but he whined when he was younger…which is the point I was trying to make.

  8. guinsfan4life says:

    If you are going to take that stand, then look at the opinion of Brodeur who thinks that Crosby is ahead of Ovechkin in terms of being more of an all around player.

    Who’s opinion do you value more then Brodeur or Alfredsson? Clearly Brodeur is a better player and he plays goalie which definately has more of a vantage point of which player is better.

  9. guinsfan4life says:

    I find it rather amusing that people can post crap on here just to be able to read their own dribble…

    We’ve read thatleafsguy’s opinion before about how Crosby will never “lead” a team to a Stanley cup.

    I can only assume that when Crosby does win a cup, he will argue that he wasn’t the one to “lead” him to the cup and they will point to someone else for doing so thus validating his point.

    However, to make such a strong statement about such a highly regarded player; you would think that person would see something about them that would fuel that opinion…

    However in Leafy’s case, he continues on with his drabble…not once making any points to substantiate his opinion. So here is your chance…..

    What are concrete reasons you believe that Crosby will not “lead” a team, any team, to the Stanley Cup?

    Beyond the fact you believe he whines and *****es too frequently about calls…(because I can name many players who did the same, yet they won cups).

  10. crozky says:

    Leave it to a Leaf fan to come up with this

  11. Gretzkin says:

    PITTSBURGH (AP) – Gordie Howe couldn’t do it. Neither could Bobby Hull. Jaromir Jagr and Mario Lemieux missed out, too.

    Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins plays for the league’s worst team but, with four games remaining, could very well do it – score 100 points in the NHL before his 19th birthday.

    He might not win the NHL’s rookie of the year award – Washington’s Alexander Ovechkin likely will. But Crosby could achieve what might be a more lasting accomplishment by becoming only the second 18-year-old with a 100-point season.

    Crosby had a goal and an assist in the Penguins’ 4-3 loss in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, giving him 37 goals and 56 assists for 93 points. He must average 1.8 points in his remaining games against the Rangers, Islanders (twice) and Maple Leafs to do so but, while this Penguins season was written off months ago, Crosby is showing signs he might do it.

    Don’t think Crosby doesn’t want to do it, either, despite his public pronouncement that “if it happens, it happens.”



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