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Foligno 'disappointed' with Crosby

Posted on: November 26, 2011 9:44 am
Edited on: November 26, 2011 9:59 am
 
crosby1By: Adam Gretz

In his return to the lineup against the New York Islanders on Monday night, Sidney Crosby wasn't really on the receiving end of any major contact, with Travis Hamonic getting credit for the only hit on him over the course of the game. Over the past two games against the St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Senators it's been a bit of a different story, as not only has Crosby been had more physical contact come his way, he's also finding ways to get involved in it.

Not only is Crosby quickly climbing up the NHL's scoring leaderboard with seven points in his return to the Penguins' lineup, he's also quickly racking up the penalty minutes. In three games this season he's already been assessed eight penalty minutes, which is as many as his controversial teammate, Matt Cooke, has managed to rack up in 23 games.

Early in the third period of Pittsburgh's 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night, Crosby was issued a two-minute minor for elbowing Senators forward Nick Foligno following some contact between Foligno and Pittsburgh's goaltender, Marc-Andre Fleury (poor video quality here).

Foligno was also sent off for roughing.

Following the game Foligno spoke out about he was "disappointed" that Crosby would do that.

"I just said you've been talking about it all summer, and then you go and do that," said Foligno. "I was just disappointed that he would do that. I fell over Fleury and Crosby is hitting me, so I look up, I see it's him, and I'm not going to do anything, and then he elbows me in the head. I just kind of got a little frustrated that he would do something like that, so I went back at him. It's not a big deal, but it is something he preached all summer about that we should limit that, and then he goes and does it, so I was just a little disappointed. But, you know, that's a small part of the game and it's over now."

As he recovered from his concussion, Crosby was outspoken about eliminating hits to the head. During his first press conference back in September he was asked if the NHL should have a complete banishment on all head shots, and he responded with, "I don't think there's a reason not to take them out," before pointing out that probably only 50-60 hits that happen over the course of an NHL season are a hit to the head, and that the NHL would not miss such a small number of plays.

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Comments

Since: Aug 18, 2007
Posted on: December 7, 2011 6:49 am
 

Foligno 'disappointed' with Crosby

Jailtime for you rainman, issuing bounty on a person in a forum is a crime, especially one that requests that the money you want to pay is for someone to phyically injure someone. I think that is conspiresy to commit assualt . How would you like your bread and water, maybe with a little cak up your as$ in jail. 




Since: Feb 3, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 2:48 pm
 

Foligno 'disappointed' with Crosby

IT WASN'T A HEAD SHOT! IT WAS A LOVE TAP THAT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME AND HAS ZERO CHANCE OF INJURY.

There, is that clear enough?

But if you want to make a big deal out of nothing, go right ahead. I'm done talking about this stupid "incident" that isn't even worth mentioning ever by anyone for any reason. God this is effing annoying. Just shut up about it already. It's NOTHING!



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 28, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Foligno 'disappointed' with Crosby

Crosby gained my respect for sticking up for his teammates and doing the dirty  despite being a superstar. None of you will ever have a good thing to say about him, but will just b!tch and whine like you claim that he does, so it really doesn't matter what you think or say. If he was one your team, you would all be saying the exact opposite of what you are now. Just admit it, fools.

If you've read my posts the last few months you know I wanted Crosby back, I would hate for a superstar and an awesome player like him to be out for too long or lose his career because of concussions.  I'm not a Pens fan obviously... I'm a Wings fan.  BUT.... I definitely respect Crosby as a player and as a person off the ice.  But here's the disconnect between me and you though.  You keep ignoring what CROSBY SAID...... it wasn't anybody else, it was Crosby.   This is what Crosby had to say to CTV about head shots.

"If a guy's got to be responsible with his stick, why shouldn't he be responsible with the rest of his body when he's going to hit someone? Whether it's accidental or not accidental, you've got to be responsible out there, and like I said, at the end of the day, it could do a lot more good than what it's going to take away from the game."


He didn't list exceptions, like if somebody is taking advantage of him or if he's defending himself or a guy that ran his goalie.  Crosby isn't allowed to campaign against hits to the head and then hit a player to the head himself.... it doesn't work that way man.... sorry.

As a matter of fact Crosby says that even accidental hits to the head should be punished.... his wasn't accidental.  I'm not saying he deserves to be punished for what he did, I'm just saying if Crosby is going to talk to the talk, he has to walk the walk... or he has to shut up.... that's it.    



Since: Feb 3, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 4:25 am
 

Foligno 'disappointed' with Crosby

The truly great ones get special treatment from their peers.  I'm thinking Gretzky, Lidstrom, Lemieux.  They were (are) smart enough to avoid hits, but they were respected enough that they weren't hunted.  Sounds like Foligno was considering giving him that level of respect.  Crosby has proven he doesn't deserve it!
Why don't you go ahead and name every Lady Bing candidate over the last 20 years.

Sorry to break it to you, but that is not Crosby's game. Here are some names for you: Brendan Shanahan, Mark Recchi, Mats Sundin, and Mark Messier. All great players, all well-respected, all played with an edge and could be considered "chippy". Hell, Mark Messier was known for delivering elbows to the head, and I'm not talking about the standing still swatting a fly variety. Even your beloved Steve Yzerman (one of my favorite players of all-time) would get into scraps similar to Crosby.

How long have all of you been watching hockey, anyway? Did any of you actually watch the game or did you just see the name Crosby in an article and decide to flame?

By the way, I'm pretty sure Crosby doesn't care if he has Foligno's respect or not. I'm guessing most of you didn't know the name Foligno before he decided to mouth off. The moral of the story is that if you want to mess with MAF, you are going to get popped in the mouth, whether it's from Crosby or anyone else. Crosby doesn't let up on anyone and no one lets up on Crosby. He doesn't want, need or expect special treatment from anyone.

Crosby gained my respect for sticking up for his teammates and doing the dirty work despite being a superstar. None of you will ever have a good thing to say about him, but will just b!tch and whine like you claim that he does, so it really doesn't matter what you think or say. If he was one your team, you would all be saying the exact opposite of what you are now. Just admit it, fools.





Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2011 1:34 am
 

Foligno 'disappointed' with Crosby

Crosby has now opened the door for his next concussion..other teams will not let up on him now

Nobody is going to go head hunting for Crosby because he cross checked and gave a little elbow to a guy who kept falling on his goalie in a blow out. Folingo deserved what he got. Crosby will be fine if he gets roughed up a little bit in a scrum like that. He's been involved in a few already. The only way he is in trouble is if he gets crushed with a real hit to the head and nobody is going to give him one based on a harmless elbow to a clown like Foligno.

People are making way too much out of this. IT WASN'T A HEAD SHOT. It was a little elbow that had a zero percent chance of causing a serious injury.




Since: Mar 1, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 10:17 pm
 

Foligno 'disappointed' with Crosby

The truly great ones get special treatment from their peers.  I'm thinking Gretzky, Lidstrom, Lemieux.  They were (are) smart enough to avoid hits, but they were respected enough that they weren't hunted.  Sounds like Foligno was considering giving him that level of respect.  Crosby has proven he doesn't deserve it!



Since: Sep 17, 2011
Posted on: November 27, 2011 10:02 pm
 

Foligno 'disappointed' with Crosby

Well I guess what comes around goes around...Crosby has now opened the door for his next concussion..other teams will not let up on him now...if he wants to play that way he better have his head on a swivel...no more crying to the league now



Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 8:14 pm
 

Foligno 'disappointed' with Crosby

Crosby's nothing but a spoiled brat punk on the ice. Before the year is over he'll have another concussion. just karma for sid



Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: November 27, 2011 4:49 pm
 

Foligno 'disappointed' with Crosby

HE IS A GOOOOOOOON!!!!!




Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 4:30 pm
 

Foligno 'disappointed' with Crosby

nooone wants your junk howlakdell go away


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