Sidney Crosby -- hottie, the great hope, a punk or thug?

  • shoelessj

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    Feb 05, 2009 6:43 PM GMT
    When he first came into the NHL I thought Sidney Crosby was hot. He looked good and he had skills. I've looked forward to seeing him play, especially since he has been so heavily promoted by the NHL and I am still looking forward to seeing him when the Penguins come to play the Blackhawks this month.

    But the more I've been reading hockey blogs, forums, etc., the more I've seen that a lot of people don't like him, and not for the usual reasons they dislike 'golden boy' types. Turns out he's kind of a dirty player (and not in a hot, gay, 'dirty player' way), going after guys from the faceoff, taking cheap shots, fighting for no good reason, pushing guys into the ice after they score a goal, etc.

    Anyone else have a change of opinion on Sidney? Or has he always been like this and the publicity machine just drowned out the bad stuff? And opinions in general on him?


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    Feb 05, 2009 7:04 PM GMT
    Nope, I still like Sid. You're more likely to see people take cheap shots at him first. Maybe what you catch is retaliation. He has to stand up for himself and not be too much of a p---y.
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    Feb 05, 2009 10:39 PM GMT
    I'm in Chicago now.. but lived in Pittsburgh all my life.

    Most of my friends go to Pitt and I can tell you that Crosby is probably a little bit of a douche.

    I know of at least one account where he demanded a blowjob from a girl and when she turned him down he immediately left and found a sluttier girl to blow him.
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    Feb 07, 2009 3:56 AM GMT
    I think he's a talented and terrific player. That being said, he's also a bagadouche. He certainly whines a lot and does quite a bit of the dirty stuff that seems to not get noticed by officiating. A theory is, he has been the face of the NHL since he came in and perhaps spoiled enough by that to feel he can get away with more than most.
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    Feb 08, 2009 9:06 PM GMT
    He's probably been spoiled like that his entire life. Personally, I never found him all that attractive and his whining didn't make him anymore attractive IMO. He's also a bit of whiner with his own team in the dressing room. Management has made it clear (from his own request) that no pranks are to be pulled on him by his teammates. I wouldn't care if I were a 4th liner. No one gets to be obove his teammates and I would pull every prank I know on him until he got the point.

    I don't mind a dirty player as long as they get called for it, but the NHL doesn't beleive that the rules apply to everyone equally. Don't get me wrong, he takes quite a few cheap shots on himself too, but more often than not they get called. Also, I do deeply respect his hockey skills. He has more hockey talent in one finger than I have in my whole body and like him or not I have to respect that.
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    Mar 04, 2009 6:06 PM GMT
    I am a die-hard Pens (or Pittsburgh in general) fan as my entire family is from there and I hope to go there for med school. I am sort of conflicted over Crosby. While I am grateful that he revitalized the franchise and fan base, I feel like he is a little over-hyped. No doubt he has talent and leadership skills beyond his years, but I think being in the national (Canadian) spotlight for so long he's been exposed to a lot of added pressure -- especially by opposing players on the ice. Everyone wants to make a statement and show that they can defeat the king, the Next Great One. And so I think he's gotten a little fed up with having to deal with it and gets a little too snippy, arguing/whining about calls, etc.

    Had Evgeni Malkin known more English before he transferred over from Russia, I think he would be the undisputed face of the franchise--and perhaps the league. He has more sheer talent and goal-scoring ability, a better personality on and off the ice, and is generally much more likable than Crosby. I also don't like the fact that whenever Crosby is not in the line-up, the Pens usually play a lot better, with Malkin increasing his scoring. I'm not going to say that I hope Crosby gets traded or anything because I actually do hope he stays his entire career as a Pen, but I think Malkin is a bigger threat and gives more hope for the future of the Penguins -- plus, he's not as in-your-face like Ovie, who, I just want to say, is a douchebag at the same level of Messier, Bertuzzi or Avery.
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    Mar 09, 2009 4:51 AM GMT
    Absolute_Zer0Had Evgeni Malkin known more English before he transferred over from Russia, I think he would be the undisputed face of the franchise--and perhaps the league. He has more sheer talent and goal-scoring ability, a better personality on and off the ice, and is generally much more likable than Crosby.


    I gotta agree with you man...Crosby's great at setting up a play, but Malkin is just at another level in terms of pure talent.

    As a Rangers fan, the thing that burns me about Sid is his propensity for embellishment. I'm tired of seeing him diving for the ice any time he feels a stick on him. I get that he's targeted a bit more, but there's no excuse to try to drag the zebras in on a call that otherwise wouldn't be made.

    I'll take a guy like Ovie who goes crazy after a goal any day of the week instead of Crosby...at least the dramatics are off the clock and add a little fun to the game.
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    Mar 09, 2009 5:03 AM GMT
    rtm903 saidI'm in Chicago now.. but lived in Pittsburgh all my life.

    Most of my friends go to Pitt and I can tell you that Crosby is probably a little bit of a douche.

    I know of at least one account where he demanded a blowjob from a girl and when she turned him down he immediately left and found a sluttier girl to blow him.



    hmmm.. horny guy wants blowjob, mouth one says no, mouth 2 says yes, what a douche. come on, he's young and a pro athlete, prolly a lot of willing mouths on this very site if he asked.
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    Mar 09, 2009 5:50 AM GMT
    talos726 said
    I'll take a guy like Ovie who goes crazy after a goal any day of the week instead of Crosby...at least the dramatics are off the clock and add a little fun to the game.


    I don't know if I'd take Ovie over Crosby. Personality-wise I think Ovechkin is a little too boastful on the ice, and Crosby is a bit more whiney -- although when he celebrates I think he just fine. Who would you choose Ovie or Malkin? For me, I'd take Geno 100 times out of 100. I think he will end up being a more prolific player and he's not as in-your-face as Alex.
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    Mar 12, 2009 11:55 PM GMT
    He's a good player, but a punk
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    Mar 14, 2009 1:49 PM GMT
    Sidney Crosby is a very talented hockey player who has a feisty side to his nature. I cannot comment on his personal life. But nothing would surprise me about sports athletes and their sex drives.

    Is he the best player in hockey? Well he is one of the best, but he is still very young and his best years are still ahead of him.

    It is not unusual for highly skilled players to also have a nasty side to their nature. It was probably more common in the older days. Maurice Richard had a notorious temper and was a very good fighter. Gordie Howe used to demand respect with his elbows and nobody dared take him on in a fight. Bobby Orr would have probably been a very good boxer if he had not been such a talented hockey player. Stan Mikita when he first entered the league developed a reputation for being very liberal with the use of his stick (high-sticking, spearing, etc.).
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    Mar 14, 2009 1:53 PM GMT
    haha, he reminds me of every hockey player at my highschool, hot but has a face you just wanna impound.
  • rnch

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    Mar 14, 2009 2:22 PM GMT
    pics of this hottie for us non-football fanatics, pls?
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    Mar 15, 2009 2:55 PM GMT
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    rnch saidpics of this hottie for us non-football fanatics, pls?


    ... you mean hockey


    http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id=8471675

    I did not realize Sidney Crosby was so muscular. The NHL.com website lists him as 5' 11" and 200 lbs.
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    Mar 23, 2009 3:40 AM GMT
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    Who would you choose Ovie or Malkin? For me, I'd take Geno 100 times out of 100. I think he will end up being a more prolific player and he's not as in-your-face as Alex.


    You know, that's a bit of a toss-up for me. I haven't seen Malkin enough when he's playing sans Crosby (even if they're not on the same line the Pens' depth wears down opponents--that is when they care enough to play, which never seems to happen until their backs are against the wall in February). I have, on the other hand, seen Ovie basically say "fuck this, we're winning tonight" and carry the Caps to a victory. If I had to choose one guy who could single-handedly win a game for you (and was not named Martin Brodeur), I'd have to go with Ovie.

    Geno definitely seems to have a bit more raw talent, as Ovie does a lot of his work with pure strength, so I'll equivocate and say I'd pick Ovie 65 times out of a 100, to use your scale. icon_biggrin.gif

    (Apologies in advance if this is all italics...dunno my tags well enough to know that I closed the quote correctly!)
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    Mar 23, 2009 11:03 AM GMT
    rtm903 saidI'm in Chicago now.. but lived in Pittsburgh all my life.

    Most of my friends go to Pitt and I can tell you that Crosby is probably a little bit of a douche.

    I know of at least one account where he demanded a blowjob from a girl and when she turned him down he immediately left and found a sluttier girl to blow him.
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    he's true to hockey tradition. I think Sean Avery said it best when he was asked to describe hockey players in one word. He said, "Simple, very very simple".

    Crosby's the slut. A stiff cock has no conscience.
  • jockalone

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    Mar 23, 2009 2:12 PM GMT
    he's definitely grown into his own. several years with Mario's influence have served him well.

    Being a Flyers fan, makes it tough to say but he's the real deal.