Sidney Crosby’s Night
Saturday night was a celebration of Sidney Crosby as the Penguins captain became to the first player in team history to hit the 1,000 game milestone in a Penguins uniform.
Crosby is a special player, all-time Great, who is most importantly just a special human being. A beloved figure by so many who is a rare superstar on the ice on how he meets and exceeds expectations and off the ice in how he conducts himself.
Many of Crosby’s teammates were below the line with their level of play in Saturday’s 3-2 win over the Islanders, but this team again was able find away to get a ‘W’ with a subpar performance.
And at the end of the day, a Sidney Crosby led team will more likely than not find a way to snatch one of the four playoff spots in the East Division.
—One of the key takeaways from the night was before the puck even dropped. It was how much you can tell Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin mean to Sidney Crosby personally. That was obvious to anyone during the ceremony.
It has some already talking afterwards like how can Brian Burke and Ron Hextall watch that and think they can move on from Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin in the coming years?
Others also saw it as Sidney Crosby delivering a message to the new regime.
Many had gotten carried away with Sidney Crosby trade proposals in the last couple weeks (way too early for that stuff), while many are reading too much into the ceremony in thinking there’s no way now management can go in another direction in the next year or two because of Crosby’s lifelong friendships with Malkin and Letang.
Maybe, but I doubt it.
Crosby wants to compete for championships at the end of the day……
— If you could buy stock in four more years of Kris Letang or Evgeni Malkin to line up with Sidney Crosby’s contract, who you got?
Evgeni Malkin 3 year extension with an AAV of $7.5 million
Kris Letang 3 year extension with an AAV of $6 million?
I posed this question over the weekend to three NHL sources, a longtime former assistant NHL coach, NHL scout and and a front office exec.
And it was [hide] unanimous — Letang 3-0. —
I’m far from a Kris Letang guy, I’ve felt he’s been In the way of the Penguins trying to establish a defensive identity for a few years now, but there’s still at least flashes from him on a game by game basis and it’s not out of the question that Letang’s game can transform better with age than Malkin’s will.
16 games is now a big enough sample where the Penguins have an Evgeni Malkin problem.
As crazy as it sounds, Teddy Blueger is Pittsburgh’s second best center right now.
Malkin’s puck management and play away from the puck just isn’t going to age well as evidence this season when he’s no longer playing like an elite level points producer. [/hide]
$480 million of the “Covid relief package” goes to arts, humanities, museums, and libraries.
Books get covid too!
oRaNgE mAn BadD
Yea but also irrelevant. He gone.
lol they are doing the same exact shlt they criticized orange man for. A blind person can see the hypocrisy bruh
I dont read Breitbart so im not sure what this is in reference to.
You know exactly what it is in reference to. Get away from CNN and the Huff post for a minute
Penguins another win against the Islanders 4-3 Letang with 2, Crosby goal and a assists. Mccann comes back and scores, Malkin another no show….shocker
Stan with no show
Your mom calls me Big Stan! She says it drives you nuts. Like clockwork, you only make a comment when the Pens win if Letang actually does something. Other then that, you are always a NO SHOW. My guess is you watch the highlights and pretend to know what you are talking about. He looked good last night. Maybe he is finally waking up. I don’t hate Letang, I don’t love him either. You do realize most people on here bust his balls bc you suck him off so hard that you are blinded by his terrible plays and mental… Read more »
5 more points for former Pens playing on Washington. Lol
I always knew Npl and his DemocRats were disgusting people
but not at this level
Fatboy said in his trib article the pens should never have gotten rid of reaves. That pervert is the talking head for the pens. Up until yesterday the media all said reaves was worthless. Funny how the narrative changes in the media when there is a new GM. In his propaganda piece he lied and said reaves isn’t as tough as Wilson. Cross reference that and YouTube reaves vs Wilson. You’ll see the opposite. Reaves beat wilsons head in on a few occasions. That trade was the end of the era and that is when the Russian quit too. Pens… Read more »
Who is fatboy?
jealous someone else is called fatboy other then you
Your mom calls me fat boy, but for reasons you would not understand.
Yeah, Ryan Reaves leaving was the end of an era. Jesus, you’re a moron. So that “era” lasted a few months? He’s a bender and you’re clueless.
Furthermore, the Pens are 4-2 against the Caps this year. Came close to 5-1 if Letang didn’t use sticks seemingly made by Sam. It’s also important to note that when the Caps beat Vegas in the finals, Reaves was a healthy scratch for some of the games. You and the rest of the Ryan Reaves fanboys need to just give it up.
I do not blame Letang for that, he had a chance to clear the puck with no stick and failed but one of the other forwards should have handed him a stick as soon as his broke. This is not a new concept to players.
Yeah or just skate to the bench and grab one. He was ten feet from it when he was on his stomach trying to throw the puck out of the zone.
There is that too but most defenders will not leave the zone when happens. Forwards have a better chance.
Penguins 4 -2 versus the Capitals 4 – 1 versus the Islanders another big one tomorrow.
11 of our 19 games have been versus the Capitals and Islanders. Will be 12 of 20 tomorrow.
We haven’t even played Buffalo or New Jersey yet.
if we could just get Dumoulin back healthy and playing well that would help.
The Penguins ne brass is going to do something what i don’t know? .somethings coming!!
Ive heard a lot of dumb things in my life, mostly from Sam, but Jesus Christ is this mind numbingly stupid.
Do people actually look at stats before they post stupid shitt?! I know Sam(e) does not. Malkin did not quit last season, he had 74 points in 55 games before the season was halted. He was on pace for well over 100 points. He was also a +7. He carried the team, again. No one and I mean NO ONE showed up for that series vs the Habs except Hornqvist. They all just wanted to go home. There was no fight at all. Reaves was an experiment that went bad. Aside from policing he was not producing nor was he… Read more »
Can’t say that I disagree with most of what you said! You must admit Malkin has been pretty weak so far this season overall !
look for $9.5 million at least there should be effort every night if not producing points…
– A block shot
– some good passes
-some consistent eergy and life
This season he has been a train wreck, I am not arguing that. It’s all the stupid things people here post about him before this season that makes them look ignorant.
Hextall is looking to add toughness…after the latest Tom Wilson cheap shot against the Penguins. We will see..
On a serious note, when your defensemen has no stick, even if it is Letang, you hand him a stick if you are a forward! This is common sense. Also, someone needs to step up and get in Wilson’s face. No one on this team will try and drop him and he knows it. Another late, open ice hit and no one did shitt! This will just keep happening like clockwork. It’s pathetic.
Costco minimum wage will be $16 starting next week
Quick npl apply for Costco. I heard the Hot dog department looking for people
Tanev covers for Letang’s penalty.
AGENDA typical Stan
Once again misses our Russians -2 night. What is it now 3 games in a row -2. Yet donut boy miss that one out
Got wood? Lol
Empty net goals you jackass. I know you did not watch the game.
Can the Pens please trade Bob Errey!
This PP is painful to watch.
Ceci just became my favorite player
What happened to Trotman
That was a nice hit on Wilson. Sam(e) was to busy watching fraud Price get lit up, again.
Now Toney? Wtf is going on at Pitt? I like Capel, but getting good recruits is useless if they lose then transfer. I was honestly kind of happy when Xavier left, but losing Toney really hurts.
Agree with everything you said. Getting scary at Pitt. And they have zero recruits signed for next year. Maybe Capel finds a way to bring in some decent transfers. But this cant help Champagnie’s decision to return.
I don’t think there’s any chance either way, tbh. I recently saw him going as high as 24 in the draft. This certainly doesn’t help though.
Curious to see what happens now that Champ is the only capable consistent scorer on the team.
Zucker out long term.
Oddly, probably a best case scenario designation. I thought he tore a ligament. If he did Id imagine they would have said he’s out months. Hopefully just a sprain with a 4-6 week timeframe.
Penguins claimed defenceman Mark Friedman off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers
Why this is useless……
Hextall really what now we are going to claim everything that was a Flyer, King, or Hextall related.
This guy doesn’t help us !!
We have 5,ooo defenseman..
Could be depth for a later trade.
The Montreal Canadiens fired head coach Claude Julien and associate coach Kirk Muller.
Poor Sam(e). Lol
Another sold win that is 5 of the last 6 and have moved to third with 21 points. One behind second place Washington three behind Boston, Islanders even in points have spot fours I guess. With a good add by new management we can make more competitive run…a third line center would be ideal an we can use Marcus Pettersson as a nice trade chip. St .Louis just lost Carl Gunnarson maybe we can send them Jusso Rikola for a third or 4th round pick? Clear $1.1 in space and get back a draft pick. Surprising he Penguins outshot Capitals… Read more »
Trading Riikola for a draft pick is dumb. Especially if youre also trading Petterson. If theres one thing people should have learned watching this team is that defensive depth is important. Plus, this wouldnt clear 1.1M in cap, maybe 2-300K because someone else would need to replace him on the roster.
Sam……not dumb if your adding Mattis Ekholm.
Penguins like him and having Dumoulin and Ekholm as your top 2 LHD is terrific.
POJ and Matheson can battle it out for the bottom LHD 3rd pairing…the loser take Rikola’s job taxi squad insurance
You move Marcus Petterssson for a third line center….
Imagine sitting in disgusting Quebec watching hockey but Joe Biden is living rent free in your wannabe American mind.
Did you get your $2000 yet ?
Please dont ask me for money.
I’m not a DemocRats/liberal to ask for money. Thats your specialties getting handoffs bunch of Freeloaders
How long until Price cries about his family and quits again?
I heard your mom cries everyday about giving birth to you
Murray > Price
Zucker will be out for awhile. That didn’t look good.
Yea that didnt look good at all. The awkward way he fell looks like it could be a torn knee ligament. Hopefully not.
Fingers crossed its not too bad. This team can never seem to have everyone healthy at the same time…fuck ****
Our Russian managed to get another -2 tonight. Ah wait he scored a goal so it’s okay according to Donut boy Stan
Ahahaha what a Joke these DemocRATS are.
They are okay to have razor wire fence around capital hill until September at least
Yet they dont believe in walls that prevents criminals from Mexico smuggle drugs in
Fraud Price is looking good again.
How is Fleury doing did you miss him donut boy. Apparently He doing better than fraud murray ,jarry and desmith combined. And is older than them
Add fraud Price to that list. $10 million fraud.
What has price had to do in this convo idiot. I name those 3 because you and your fat buddies here celebrated when fleury was gone and still haven’t found a solid goalie since his departure. Once again I was right just like I am right about Malkin being a fraud
“ Carramrod1481 hour 26 minutes ago
Fraud Price is looking good again.”
You posted on my thread about them when I was talking about Price again proving you can not read and when people prove you wrong you shift the argument to fit your pointless narrative.
My point is that Price is an over paid fraud and you brought up 3 players that were not being discussed at all.
Joe Biden reopening Trumps migrant children facility lmao
He probably thinks it’s his plan
Just like the Nasa projects
Biden and true-Dope Suckedd today.they almost suckedd npl level
Why do these Russian born players, who come over to the NHL, even bother going back home to play for their country? I would be embarrassed to represent that government and what they stand for. Players used to have to be smuggled out of their just so they can come to the US/Canada to play. Say one bad word about them and you and your family are in danger. The NHL should stop sending their players to the olympics 1.because only amateurs belong their and 2. because of shit like this that is happening to Panarin. Take a stand!
Creepy joe and sock boy Beta Male Trudeau to meet virtually tuesday.
They will make sure they are dumber than the movie. Dumb and dumber
Oh the irony of this post is not lost on me.
Andrew Cuomo LOL
Who’s grandparents did he kill now?
Maybe they should have Chris interview him so they can joke around and discuss lighthearted topics. #journalisming
i bet if rutherford get a GM job somewhere else the pens can move letang and malkin and get first round picks back in return.
The time to move Malkin was 2- 3 years ago so many people have said this…..management just won’t…
I think they should move Malkin & Letang if they can, resign them for half or less, or let their contracts run out..
That simple. No resigning at the same price for 3 four more years that’s suicide…
Let’s hope there are some GMs out there that feel the same way and we can move him for something worthwhile.
Malkin is playing like he wants the pens to buy him out. Who cares about letang too. Get rid of him and Geno and with the open cap space the pens could revamp their roster pretty well for next season. I’m sick of the sentimental propaganda Bs from the pens. Who cares if they are all buddies. You’d think they are all a bunch of chicks.
And what is with the masks on the ice?! Ugh.
The democrats gave the pens a free arena so they have to follow democratic political theatre orders. We live in idiocracy.
What a lazy article. This is like asking which bathroom stall you would like to use in a public rest stop this year. Neither one needs to be resigned after next year, this is an exercise in stupidity. Malkin had 74 points in 55 games last season and was on pace for 110 points. I do not see how someone can just lose their game in a year. Something is wrong and I do not buy this “no way to work out in Russia during covid excuse.” You are a professional athlete with millions of dollars, you have a gym.… Read more »
Agreed.. I watched letang very closely the last couple games. Being a defenseman in college you tend to notice some things because you understand the position…not that others don’t but !! – He is gliding more than ever and not using his feet. – Puck gets dumped in and when he gets with in 10 / 15 feet of the pucks he glides to it! This allows forecheckers to be all over him…maybe he is afraid of getting hit and bracing for impact. – He just doesn’t keep this feet moving and he doesn’t keep skating hard to the puck… Read more »
The entire team needs to shoot more. This team, and this goes back forever, is always looking for the perfect espn highlight reel goal. 35 passes and then maybe someone will shoot. This is nothing new. Problem on the PP is they have no one doing the dirty work Hornqvist did.
Well said Well said…
Funny average people just realize Malkins problems now. He has been like this for a while. But some bandwagons here were too busy riding his cockk on daily basis