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Ovechkin vs Crosby

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, All-star, Hockey, NHL, sid the kid, Sidney Crosby with tags , , , , on March 21, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Well this could get heated…Alexander Ovechkin is a better player than Crosby this far into his career.  I am not just going by his amazing stats this year. 

The passion and energy he exhibits each and every night makes him a joy to watch.  He acts like a kid in a candy store every team he scores, or even his team scores for that matter.  He has been more productive on a team with less talent than Pittsburgh.

Sure Sid the Kid is a great player as well, but I see Ovechkin as a more dominating physical player.  He is the new power forward who can level a player and then feed a sweet pass to a teammate or roof a snap shot top corner.  That to me is what makes him more valuable.

Let the comments begin…

Two Stars Back Tonight

Posted in Hockey, NHL, Peter Forsberg, pittsburgh penguins, Ryan Smyth, sid the kid, Sidney Crosby, sports, Vancouver Canucks with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Both Sidney Crosby and Peter Forsberg will be returning to the game tonight. 

Sid the kid had been out since January with a high ankle sprain and will join his Pittsburgh Penguin teammates as they take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

Meanwhlie out West Peter Forsberg will join the Colorado Avalanche as they face the Vancouver Canucks.  He will be a welcome addition as Colorado recently lost both Ryan Smyth and Marek Svatos for long periods of time.

Hossa Injured

Posted in All-star, Boston Bruins, Hockey, Hossa, Injury, NHL, pittsburgh penguins, sid the kid, Sidney Crosby with tags , , , , , , , on February 29, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Pittsburgh Penguins fans got a scare in last nights game against the Boston Bruins as Marian Hossa was injured early in the second period after a knee on knee hit with a Boston player. 

He joins Sidney Crosby and Gary Roberts on the Pens injured reserve. 

He is expected to only miss a week however which is good news for a team which gave up its future for Hossa for a chance at the present.

Pittsburgh lost the game 5-1.

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Zamboni Hits Player?!?!

Posted in evgeni malkin, Hockey, Hossa, NHL, pittsburgh penguins, Richard Zednik, sid the kid, Sidney Crosby, Stanley Cup, there will be blood with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Well not quite.  During a recent Penguins game the Zamboni developed a fluid leak that made the ice surface look like a horror film.  I am sure it brought back memories of the Richard Zednik throat cut incident or a scene from the oscar winner There Will be Blood.

They had to scrape the ice and then use the other Zamboni to re-flood the ice , quite the time consuming process. 

Luckily it wasn’t Hossa, Malkin or Crosby. 

Better Without Crosby?

Posted in All-star, evgeni malkin, Hockey, NHL, pittsburgh penguins, sid the kid, Sidney Crosby, Stanley Cup with tags , , , , , , , on February 16, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Since losing all-star forward Sidney Crosby the Pittsburgh Penguins have gone on a tear thanks to Russian sniper Evgeni Malkin.  After losing their captain to a high ankle sprain Jan 21 the Pens have gone 5-4-1, although they have lost their last two games in close contests. 

Malkin has been on fire with 7 goals and 12 assists in the 10 game stretch. 

 If they keep this up who needs Sid the Kid?  Maybe they do but they are no slouch without him.