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The most visible man during the NHL preseason has been Brendan Shanahan and not Sidney Crosby, a revealing fact about what holds the hockey world's attention going into the 2011-12 season: hits to the head. While Crosby, the Pittsburgh Penguins star and arguably the league's top player, works on his recovery from a concussion caused by a pair of hits last season, Shanahan has been doling...
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Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby skated with the team on Wednesday, but still doesn't know when he will be able to play in a game.
The star center has been sidelined since Jan. 5 because of post-concussion symptoms.
Crosby hasn't been cleared for contact in practice and will miss at least the first few games of the regular season, which opens on Thursday when the...
Dave Lozo of NHL.com talks to NBC broadcaster Eddie Olczyk about how Brendan Shanahan’s rulings will be adapted by the players:
Q: Is this like any other new thing in the NHL where players will eventually adjust and learn, like the clutching and grabbing rules after the work stoppage?
Olczyk: I think it’s similar, but I think this is a much longer work in progress. I think those...
Most of the stories about the Vancouver Canucks this past summer had one theme: they lost. Kaboom. The Stanley Cup Finals was a great ride… until it wasn’t.
But with a new season finally upon us, the page seems to be turning as the analysis switches towards the new topic of “so now what?” With the puck drop countdown now in its final hours, perhaps it’s finally safe...
TSN has unveiled the NHL’s Top 50 players heading into the 2011-12 hockey season based on selections by a panel of experts, and this year’s top player once again is Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby.
The order for the Top 50 was determined by a cumulative point system based on individual rankings.
continued and the first three are Crosby, Ovechkin and Datsyuk while...
Vancouver Canucks writer Kevin V points out as much as Canucks GM Mike Gillis has attempted to build a consistent hockey club, injuries to Ryan Kesler and Mason Raymond could cost the Canucks a few points early in the season. So how does a team return to capture Lord Stanley’s Mug after coming oh-so-close the season previous? Look at the Pittsburgh Penguins and Sidney Crosby for starters.
The Penguins' locker room was a bustling place Tuesday morning ? players packing, bags getting tossed on carts, orders being barked. The team was bound for Vancouver, where its 44th NHL season will open Thursday, and everyone seemed to be in a rush.
And why not?
This is a shout-it-out-loud Stanley Cup contender, maybe the favorite out of the Eastern Conference.
Sidney Crosby's sluggish return to form from concussions suffered last season has put renewed focus on the effect of such trauma and on head shots in the NHL.
Centre Sidney Crosby practised with Pittsburgh Penguins in Vancouver today but doesn't know when he will be able to return to the NHL.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby's return to the ice will have to wait a little longer.
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby skated with the team on Wednesday, but still doesn't know when he will be able to play in a game. The star center has been sidelined since Jan. 5 because of post-concussion symptoms. Crosby hasn't been cleared for contact in practice and will miss at least the first few games of the regular season, which opens on Thursday when the...
Center Sidney Crosby and winger Dustin Jeffrey won't have to wait the usual seven days to come off the NHL's injured reserve list, the Penguins confirmed.
Sidney Crosby didn't expect to return to Vancouver this way. Crosby, still mending eight months after receiving a concussion, accompanied the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday as they began their first road trip of the season.
Yesterday I unveiled my predictions for both conferences (East and West). In there I stated that the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks would both make it to the Stanley Cup final. Here are five reasons why the Pens will come out on top and take home Lord Stanley this season.1. Evgeni Malkin’s dominanceThe Evgeni Malkin we all know is back. After a summer full of rigorous...
The Pittsburgh Penguins nearly caught the Flyers for the Atlantic Division title last season and did so without Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin for the second half of the season.
Outside of a Game 7, it doesn’t get any better for a hockey fan than it does on opening night. The anticipation of the greatest game in the world treturning to the forefront for another nine months is a tantalizing thought, to say the least. On top of that, the league always presents several showcase games.
Should the NBA lockout continue deep into the winter, it’s quite...