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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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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 7:36 pm

Reports conflict on Sidney Crosby's camp status

I m not going to read through all this, and I am a Capitals fan to the core, but anyone who says that Crosby was not the best player in the world last year before he got hurt is blind. It wasn't close. Who knows if he could have kept it up all year, but for the time he was playing he was in a different stratosphere. I am not saying I would trade GR8 for him, but if it happened it would not be a one sided trade. He certainly could be a bit tougher. The way they play, I think we all thought OV would put himself on the IR delivering a hit before Crosby would be out, but the NHL is definitely better off to have him playing. 

Plus who wants to beat Shittsburgh without him and listen to their fans cry how it would have been if he were there. I prefer to take my chances with him playing and revel in it when we spank that Stanley Cup ass this year! 

Since: Oct 8, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 6:26 pm

Reports conflict on Sidney Crosby's camp status

steelersfan- by no means did i mean the best player in the league. giving him a top 3 spot was generous. at times, he plays like the best player in the league but not near consistant enough to just give him the title.

others- i don't think anybody wants him to be hurt or this injury affect his hockey future. he's just so easy to hate (not because he is good, because he is so dang girly). i personally love the rivalry between The Great One and Cindy. It's like, us sports guys who love fast, strong and exciting players have Ovie and those that like Oprah, Figure Skating and Home Shopping Networks have Cindy. Just seperates the men from the girly boys.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 12:14 pm

Reports conflict on Sidney Crosby's camp status

 Must be a sign of the apocalypse Warner... 

Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: August 15, 2011 10:49 am

Reports conflict on Sidney Crosby's camp status

Wow..for the first time ever I am posting in support of RichyRiches...although we don't see eye to eye on Tiger Woods future, I have grown tired of hearing losers bash Crosby.  The guy suffered a possible career ending injury and people are piling on him.  It is a tragedy if he doesn't get to finish his career and everyone doesn't have a chance to witness how great he could be.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 9:18 am

Reports conflict on Sidney Crosby's camp status

mrlindytrps- did you mean to say the best hockey player in the league???

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 9:14 am

Reports conflict on Sidney Crosby's camp status

Would have liked to see at least a sentence giving readers some background on why he might not be able to play. Number one rule of journalism, don't assume the reader knows what you're writing about.

Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 8:59 am

Reports conflict on Sidney Crosby's camp status

Enough with the Crosby articles already. This pansy slew foots people from behind, spears from behind, punches men in the balls from behind, and always hides behind the refs unless he attacks a man with his head down on a faceoff. If she is still having headaches this long after a not so hard hit, then its time to hang em up. Suck it cindy

Since: Apr 17, 2010
Posted on: August 15, 2011 8:45 am

Reports conflict on Sidney Crosby's camp status

Crosby is fine.
I hope so. The NHL is better with him on the ice. He may not be on a 130-point pace 40 games into the season like he was last year, but he'll still be one of the best in the world if he plays. Gotta get that guy on the ice.

Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: August 15, 2011 8:16 am

Reports conflict on Sidney Crosby's camp status

Ah yes, gotta love the use of the American 16-year old girls language. Good post Sox 66 you are an uneducated moron.

Karma for the Pens? Seriously? Please kiddo.

Crosby is fine.

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