No discipline for Trouba; Crosby evaluated for upper-body injury — ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports

The Penguins hold a 3-2 series lead with Game 6 Friday night at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.

No discipline for Trouba; Crosby evaluated for upper-body injury — ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports

Bobby Orr Believes Sidney Crosby Is Among Best NHL Players Of All Time — NESN.com

Is Sidney Crosby one of the best NHL players of all time? Bobby Orr certainly thinks so. The Boston Bruins legend told The Athletic’s Josh Yohe he thinks the Pittsburgh Penguins superstar belongs among the greats like himself, Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe. And he’s not kidding around, either. “Please, please,” Orr said,…

Bobby Orr Believes Sidney Crosby Is Among Best NHL Players Of All Time — NESN.com

Is Sidney Crosby one of the best NHL players of all time? Bobby Orr certainly thinks so.

The Boston Bruins legend told The Athletic’s Josh Yohe he thinks the Pittsburgh Penguins superstar belongs among the greats like himself, Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe. And he’s not kidding around, either.

“Please, please,” Orr said, per Yohe. “I want you to be very comfortable putting Sidney Crosby’s name with the rest of us. Just trust me on that one. He’s so, so special.” Don’t worry, Orr came with receipts. “First of all, if you ask those other guys on the list, I know that they’ll tell you the same thing I’m about to tell you. Sid belongs on that list,” Orr said. “Sure, there’s the talent that he has and the drive. But look at what he’s been through. That tells me something. Look at the injuries he’s dealt with, especially earlier in his career. He’s been beat up, hurt, been through so, so much. And through it all, look at what he’s accomplished.

“He’s won all of those Cups. He’s won the Olympics. Scored the goal to win it, in fact. The World Cups he’s won. The numbers he’s put up. Everything he’s done. He’s one of the greatest hockey players of all time.” Fair enough. In 984 career games, Crosby has amassed 1,263 points (462 goals, 801 assists) and a whopping 175 plus-minus. The three-time Stanley Cup champion currently holds several of NHL records, including youngest player to record 100 points in a season (18 years, 253 days), youngest NHL captain to win the Stanley Cup (21 years, 10 months, and 5 days) and youngest Art Ross Trophy and Lester B. Pearson Award winner. So yeah, Orr’s assessment definitely is valid.

Read more at: https://nesn.com/2020/06/bobby-orr-believes-sidney-crosby-is-among-best-nhl-players-of-all-time/

Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby Open To Going Straight To NHL Playoffs — NESN.com

There’s a lot of unknown surrounding what will happen to the rest of the NHL regular season with it being on pause due to the coronavirus outbreak. But two prominent stars wouldn’t mind jumping right into the playoffs if and when the season resumes. Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby joined a video conference call Thursday…

Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby Open To Going Straight To NHL Playoffs — NESN.com

There’s a lot of unknown surrounding what will happen to the rest of the NHL regular season with it being on pause due to the coronavirus outbreak. But two prominent stars wouldn’t mind jumping right into the playoffs if and when the season resumes.

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby joined a video conference call Thursday and shared how he felt about the current situation. “You try to get in as many games as you can,” he said, via Pens Inside Scoop’s Sam Kasan. I wouldn’t mind starting right at the playoffs. But there are a lot of guys in different situations. The more games you can play the better integrity of it. Get as many games as you can.”

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin believes beginning the playoffs as as soon as possible is the way to go. “For us it is better for playoffs to start right now. We don’t want to play extra games,” he said, per the Washington Post’s Samantha Pell. “I would rather play playoffs right away. Sorry, guys.” Ovechkin’s Capitals would be guaranteed a playoff spot. But it isn’t as easy for teams like the New York Islanders, who were just outside of the playoff picture when the season paused March 12.

Even though no one can tell what the future holds, commissioner Gary Bettman is optimistic a Stanley Cup champion will be crowned this year.

Read more at: https://nesn.com/2020/03/alex-ovechkin-sidney-crosby-open-to-going-straight-to-nhl-playoffs/

‘THEY CREATE A LOT’: Pens’ Crosby praises Leafs’ Matthews and Marner — Toronto Sun

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby has some concerns when he ponders playing against the Maple Leafs duo of Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner. Read More

‘THEY CREATE A LOT’: Pens’ Crosby praises Leafs’ Matthews and Marner — Toronto Sun

Crosby a symbol of the challenges Penguins pose for Leafs — Toronto Sun

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby’s determination helps set him apart from the majority of players in the National Hockey League, never mind his skills and instincts. Read More

Crosby a symbol of the challenges Penguins pose for Leafs — Toronto Sun