Sidney Crosby RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pens' Sullivan deems criticism of Crosby's White House decision 'unfair'

    Sporting News "Mike Sullivan is setting the record straight. The Penguins coach on Wednesday clarified that the organization's decision to accept President Donald's Trump's invitation to visit the White House is not political. “There appears to be a perception out there that because our organization has..." September 27

  • Halifax activist: Crosby visiting White House 'an act of moral cowardice'

    Metro News "Hockey star Sidney Crosby’s decision to meet with Donald Trump at the White House has “greatly disappointed” many African Nova Scotians. That’s the message activist and former Halifax poet laureate El Jones had on Monday as she called on the Pittsburgh Penguins captain to reconsider his..." September 26

  • Penguins' Sidney Crosby supports Ryan Reaves acquisition: He'll create 'extra space'

    USA Today "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is appreciative of general manager Jim Rutherford’s decision to acquire rugged Ryan Reaves to provide on-ice protection for him and his teammates. “When you get a player like that who is that tough it creates some room for guys,” Crosby told USA TODAY..." September 15

  • Sidney Crosby on potential three-peat: Big challenge, but why not?

    Sportsnet "No NHL team has won the Stanley Cup in three consecutive years since the New York Islanders of the early ’80s. Sidney Crosby and his Pittsburgh Penguins think they can be next. “We’re going to training camp with that in mind,” Crosby told’s Dan Rosen. “It’ll be a big challenge, but..." August 08

  • Happy 30th, kid! Penguins' Sidney Crosby spends birthday weekend with Stanley Cup

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "They grow up so fast. Sidney Crosby — who is moving further and further from the "Sid the Kid" moniker — turned 30 Monday, and he celebrated the milestone birthday with a weekend celebration with one of his best friends: the Stanley Cup. Crosby paraded the Cup around his home province of..." August 07

  • Sidney Crosby threw a no-hitter on an 'unfairly' good baseball team as a kid

    CBS Sports "Sidney Crosby solidified his name in hockey long before he won three Stanley Cups, two Conn Smythe Trophies and established himself as an all-time Pittsburgh Penguins great. Hockey, however, wasn't the only sport he excelled at while growing up in Cole Harbour, Canada. An "intimate portrait"..." July 22

  • Sidney Crosby confirms he’s bringing Stanley Cup back to Nova Scotia

    Sportsnet "Hockey superstar Sidney Crosby will mark his 30th birthday by once again parading the Stanley Cup in his home province of Nova Scotia. In tweets sent out by the Sidney Crosby Hockey School in Cole Harbour, N.S., residents were told Crosby would be hoisting the trophy in the streets of Halifax..." July 19

  • Sidney Crosby wasn’t aware of concussion talk during Stanley Cup run

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sidney Crosby said Wednesday he did not pay attention to those questioning whether he should continue playing hockey after suffering another concussion during the playoffs. Crosby was too focused on capturing another Stanley Cup for his Pittsburgh Penguins to worry about outside opinions on his..." July 13

  • Sidney Crosby to bring Stanley Cup home for 30th birthday "Sidney Crosby is throwing a 30th birthday party with the Stanley Cup as the guest of honor. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain announced Wednesday at a press conference at his annual hockey school in his hometown of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, that his turn with the trophy would fall in line with..." July 12

  • Sidney Crosby solidifies place among greatest ever with third Cup win "Sidney Crosby is one of the all-time greatest players in the history of the NHL. Crosby, the decorated captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins, was already on the long list of the best players of all time. He cemented his name onto the short list Sunday by winning another Stanley Cup, his second in..." June 12

  • Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin of Penguins on verge of third Cup together "Wayne Gretzky brought up the tandems, some of the greatest of all time in the NHL, during his press conference earlier in the Stanley Cup Final. Jacques Lemaire and Guy Lafleur. Mike Bossy and Bryan Trottier. Himself and Mark Messier. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Yes, them too. "I..." June 11

  • Penguins' Sidney Crosby has built a strong Conn Smythe case

    USA Today "The more that Nashville Predators fans hate Sidney Crosby the closer he seems to inch toward winning his second consecutive Conn Smythe Trophy. The Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the MVP of the playoffs, seems too close to call. However, if the Penguins, leading 3-2 in the best-of-seven Stanley..." June 10

  • Crosby claims Subban pulled 'some UFC move' on his foot in tussle

    Bleacher Report "Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby told reporters after his team's 6-0 Game 5 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night that P.K. Subban was "doing some UFC move on me" during the first-period altercation that saw Crosby push the defenseman's head into the ice several times,..." June 09

  • Crosby: ‘I didn’t try to throw’ water bottle

    TSN "Sidney Crosby said he didn’t mean to do it. Yes, the water bottle went flying across the ice. Yes, Crosby admitted he “thought there was a penalty there” that went uncalled. But the Penguins’ captain said he “didn’t try to throw” the water bottle in the second period on Thursday night. “I..." June 09

  • PK Subban continues trolling Sidney Crosby, brings mouthwash to game

    Larry Brown Sports "P.K. Subban is taking his trolling of Sidney Crosby to new levels. After Crosby denied telling Subban that he had bad breath, the Nashville Predators defenseman doubled down, showing up to Monday’s Stanley Cup Finals Game 4 with an entire bag full of bottles of mouthwash. Subban revealed..." June 05

  • Penguins' Sidney Crosby denies comment on P.K. Subban's breath

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "What does Sidney Crosby really think of P.K. Subban's oral hygiene? The world may never know. At the end of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night, Crosby and Subban had a heated exchange of words, not unlike many such get-togethers in any hockey game. Subban made the run-in..." June 04

  • Crosby, Malkin fail to record shot on goal

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are the Penguins’ two best players. They weren’t Saturday night. In a 5-1 loss to the Predators in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final, Crosby and Malkin together failed to register a shot on goal for the first time in their respective NHL careers. A big part..." June 04

  • P.K. Subban: Tussle with Sidney Crosby was over bad-breath remark

    ESPN "Toward the end of the third period in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night that saw the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins combine for 78 penalty minutes, including five game misconducts, things appeared to get testy between star players Sidney Crosby and P.K. Subban. The..." June 04

  • Sidney Crosby, Penguins not fazed by P.K. Subban guarantee "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby said they have paid little, if any, attention to P.K. Subban's guarantee that his Nashville Predators will win Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVA Sports). "Nobody's really talked about it, to..." June 03

  • Fan Gets Permanent Tattoo After Crosby Autographs Her Arm

    CBS Pittsburgh "After the Penguins beat Nashville in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals Monday night, fans were understandably thrilled that their team was able to pull off a victory, though it wasn’t their best game. Austin Raetz, from Kankakee, Illinois, said after the win, “It’s amazing. I don’t know how you..." June 02

  • Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin eyeing history "A year ago, Mario Lemieux stood alone on the ice and watched quietly as his Pittsburgh Penguins took one last lap with the Stanley Cup. He had won the Cup twice as a player with the Penguins, in 1991 and '92. It had helped set him apart as one of the greatest players in NHL history. Now he had..." May 29

  • Pens GM tired of opponents targeting Crosby

    TSN "Jim Rutherford has had enough of opponents going after Sidney Crosby with cheap shots and he plans to add some toughness to his roster next season to end the trend. The Pittsburgh Penguins general manager said Sunday the league must make changes to protect to star players from getting..." May 29

  • Is Sidney Crosby on NHL’s Mount Rushmore?

    Sportsnet "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has been one of hockey’s most prized possessions ever since his early teenage years. After his recent Eastern Conference Final win earned him a ticket to a second straight Stanley Cup, the question begs: Where does Crosby rank among the NHL’s..." May 27

  • Crosby: Penguins ‘probably deserved better’ vs. Senators in Game 6

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you didn’t know that the Stanley Cup Playoffs can be awfully cruel, then the last week or so of action should make it pretty clear. The Nashville Predators lost top center Ryan Johansen to a scary ailment few would have seen coming. The Anaheim Ducks fell in both games to the Johansen-less..." May 24

  • Crosby and Malkin’s excellence can’t be taken for granted

    Sportsnet "The stars had sparked the dismantling. A three-assist game from Evgeni Malkin, a second straight two-point performance by Sidney Crosby, and ho-hum, we’ve all seen this movie before. Mike Sullivan wasn’t even asked about either of the Pittsburgh Penguins bedrock centres in his post-game press..." May 22

  • How Sidney Crosby built hockey's most lucrative brand

    Sportsnet "Sidney Crosby was only five years old when he posed for the photograph that would become Tim Hortons’ most powerful marketing tool. He was three-foot-11 and 54 pounds, and he wore big blue-and-red gloves, holding them close together as he gripped a wooden stick. The company’s name was written..." May 21

  • Crosby showing why a 2017 championship would be his greatest victory

    Sportsnet "In a quiet moment after Friday’s critical series-knotting victory, as the cameras and notepads trudged out of the Pittsburgh Penguins dressing room, Mike Sullivan walked in and approached Sidney Crosby’s stall. “Good job,” the head coach whispered to the sweaty superstar. A quick,..." May 20

  • How superstar Sidney Crosby is being shut down by the Senators

    ESPN "On some level, Sidney Crosby understood the challenges that come with trying to captain a team to a second consecutive Stanley Cup. Having already gone through it once, he grasped that his team would need luck. The Pittsburgh Penguins would need bounces. They'd have to have a singular..." May 19

  • Penguins captain Crosby recalls rivalry with Senators

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "What are the greatest rivalries of Sidney Crosby's career? The intrastate blood feud with the Philadelphia Flyers? The perennial showdown with Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals? The Stanley Cup Final matchups with the Detroit Red Wings? Yes, yes and yes, of course, but ask Crosby, and..." May 12

  • The Penguins, NHL can’t get story straight on Sidney Crosby

    New York Post "After missing a single game following yet another concussion, Sidney Crosby went headfirst into the boards and was slow to rise on Monday. What happened next depends on whom you talk to. The NHL’s questionable concussion protocol is competing with the playoffs as the biggest hockey story..." May 09

  • Crosby's collision didn't warrant 'mandatory removal' because he hit boards, NHL says

    USA Today "Concussion spotters didn't have the authority to pull Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby from Game 6 on Monday because his head-first collision with the boards is not a "mechanism of injury" that allows that under their guidelines. Crosby was slow to get off the ice after he became..." May 09

  • Sidney Crosby’s post-concussion return is only getting more uncomfortable

    Fox Sports "Whether or not Sidney Crosby suffered another head injury during Monday night’s Game 6 in Pittsburgh remains up in the air. What’s maybe more mysterious, though, is the way that the situation was handled. During the first period, Crosby took a brutal headfirst spill into the boards and was..." May 09

  • Sidney Crosby downplays scary hit despite earlier concussion

    USA Today "Sidney Crosby, diagnosed with a concussion earlier in the series, slammed head-first into the boards after becoming tangled up with Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby and defenseman John Carlson late in the first period of Game 6. Social media immediately lit up about why the league’s..." May 09

  • How was Sidney Crosby cleared to return so quickly from latest concussion?

    USA Today "Sidney Crosby went 320 days between games after his most significant concussion suffered in January 2011. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain was out all of five days — and just one game — with his most recent as he skated more than 19 minutes in a 4-2 loss to the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of..." May 07

  • Penguins' Crosby passes concussion test, might play Game 5

    Sportsnet "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby passed his baseline concussion test and will be game-time decision for Game 5 against the Washington Capitals. Head coach Mike Sullivan made the announcement following his team’s optional skate Saturday morning. Crosby suffered a concussion Monday in..." May 06

  • Crosby won’t rule out playing Game 5

    Pro Hockey Talk "After returning to practice on Friday and participating in full contact drills, Sidney Crosby looked like a guy ready to resume playing. Then, he talked like one. Despite suffering a concussion in Game 3 of Pittsburgh’s series against Washington and sitting out Game 4, Crosby wouldn’t rule..." May 05

  • Sidney Crosby skates in practice Friday morning

    Sporting News "Sid the Kid is not the type of player to miss a potential series-clinching game. That's probably a big reason Sidney Crosby was on the ice at the Penguins' practice Friday morning in Pittsburgh. The Pens hold a 3-1 series lead on the Washington Capitals. Game 5 is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. ET..." May 05

  • Crosby skating on Penguins' off day

    TSN "Sidney Crosby was on the ice Thursday. It's an off day for the Pittsburgh Penguins but the star centre, who missed the team's Game 4 win over the Washington Capitals, was skating at the team's practice facility. Crosby was diagnosed with a concussion after a Matt Niskanen cross-check to the..." May 04

  • Alex Ovechkin talks about play that led to Sidney Crosby concussion

    Sportsnet "Alex Ovechkin addressed the play that led to Sidney Crosby’s latest concussion for the first time Wednesday and the Washington Capitals captain echoed the sentiments of his head coach Barry Trotz. “This stuff happens,” Ovechkin told reporters in Pittsburgh. “It’s hard to see a player go down..." May 03

  • Capitals' Niskanen says he regrets cross-check on Penguins' Crosby

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Matt Niskanen has not reached out to Sidney Crosby to apologize for the cross-check to the head that gave the Penguins captain a concussion in Game 3 on Monday night, but he said he will in the future. “I don't think there's anything I can say that's going to make him feel better about it,”..." May 03

  • Sidney Crosby injury timeline: Latest concussion adds to troubling history for NHL's biggest star

    Sporting News "Penguins coach Mike Sullivan confirmed the worst Tuesday: Sidney Crosby has a concussion, the result of a Matt Niskanen cross-check to the head that will leave Pittsburgh without its captain for at least Game 4. No doubt it throws the remainder of the second-round playoff series against the..." May 03

  • Ted Lindsay Finalists Released

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has revealed the three finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award: Brent Burns, Sidney Crosby, and Connor McDavid. The award goes to the player judged to be the most outstanding player in the league. The biggest difference between the Hart and the Lindsay is who votes; the Hart is voted on by..." May 03

  • Penguins' Sidney Crosby out for Game 4 because of a concussion

    CBS Sports "The Pittsburgh Penguins may very well be the No. 1 team remaining in the Stanley Cup playoffs . But for the time being they are without Sidney Crosby, who will miss Game 4 vs. the Washington Capitals, at least, because of a concussion suffered in Game 3, coach Mike Sullivan said Tuesday. The..." May 02

  • Sidney Crosby, Conor Sheary diagnosed with concussions

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins center Sidney Crosby and winger Conor Sheary have been diagnosed with concussions, coach Mike Sullivan said Tuesday. Sullivan said Crosby will sit out Game 4 in the Penguins' second-round playoff series against Washington Wednesday night and will be treated on a day-to-day basis after..." May 02

  • Paul Coffey: Nobody's talking about Ovechkin's 'two-hander' on Crosby

    Sportsnet "While a significant portion of hockey viewers woke up Tuesday morning cursing Matt Niskanen for injuring Sidney Crosby, Paul Coffey offered a different view. The legendary defenceman, who spent parts of five seasons and won a Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins, believes the NHL should..." May 02

  • No suspension for Capitals’ Matt Niskanen after cross-check on Sidney Crosby

    Washington Post "Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen won’t be facing any supplemental discipline from the NHL for his high cross-check on Sidney Crosby. The Penguins captain had to be helped off the ice, and he didn’t return to the game. Niskanen was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the..." May 02

  • The NHL got the Crosby-Niskanen incident right, and that should be the end of it

    Fox Sports "Game 3 of the Capitals and Penguins series brought some controversy on Monday night. During the first period in Pittsburgh, Caps defenseman Matt Niskanen knocked Sidney Crosby out of the game after delivering a check to the Pens captain’s head. Crosby, who has a significant concussion history,..." May 02

  • Sidney Crosby leaves Game 3 loss to Capitals with injury "Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby left in the first period of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Washington Capitals at PPG Paints Arena on Monday after sustaining an apparent injury. "We don't have any updates on our injured guys," Penguins coach Mike Sullivan..." May 02

  • Malkin fine with Crosby-Ovechkin hype: I like to be quiet, just not on ice "Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin sometimes seems forgotten when facing the Washington Capitals. That's fine by him. He knows the spotlight will fall on Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin. "I like to be quiet," Malkin said. "I just try not to be quiet..." April 27

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