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Pittsburgh Penguins captain and the (presumed) face of the NHL, Sidney Crosby, spoke to ESPN regarding Russia's anti-gay laws. These laws, which limit "demonstrations" that can be as simple as telling people that you are gay or holding the hand of your partner, can get people jail time - and won't be waived for the Olympics, athletes, or spectators from other nations. Many NHLers have voiced their point of view on Russia's laws, and now Crosby has let his opinion be known: For me growing up in Canada, my view has always been that way. I think that everyone has an equal right to play and I think we've been supportive of that. With the Olympics and the controversy around that I think those decisions and those laws aren't necessarily something that I agree with personally ... their laws and their views. Crosby is currently in Alberta attending try-outs for Team Canada. It's assured that he'll have a spot on the team, and it's a te...
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The NHL's top player didn't shy away Sunday when asked about Russia's anti-gay law being adopted for the Olympics in February.
Team Canada superstar Sidney Crosby isn't on board with the Russian government's stance underlining his support of gay athletes and their right to play.
"For me growing up in Canada my view has always been that way" Crosby...
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin currently has four fighting majors in his career, and it appears that he wanted to add another one to the resume during this Russian charity game. Malkin and this 7-year-old got into it during the second intermission of this charity game that was organized by Ilya Kovalchuk.
According to the Puck Daddy Blog:
Part of that event featured...
Shocking, disturbing video has been released from Russia as Evgeni Malkin fights a 7 year old after losing a charity game.
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Evgeni Malkin raised some eyebrows when the Penguins superstar dropped the gloves with Patrice Bergeron during the Eastern Conference finals against the Bruins. Malkin’s most recent fight came against a pretty unusual combatant as well, albeit in a much different manner.
Playing in a charity game in his native Russia, Malkin tangled with a 7-year-old. Things seemed to be in order...
Check out this hilariously adorable video from a charity hockey game in Russia. Pittsburgh Penguins’ star Evgeni Malkin takes on a seven-year-old in a faux-fight, with awesome results.
During a Russian charity game put on by Ilya Kovalchuk, Evgeni Malkin stole the show after he "fought" a 7-year-old boy. During the game's second intermission, Malkin tangled with the boy and the two "fought" until they were separated by the officials.
The game featured players associated with SKA St. Petersburg and a local youth hockey team...
They both only are expected to win every four years, apparently.#cantwinthecupeveryyear
Team USA opened their camp today. [ WashPo ]
from Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press,
Team Canada coach Mike Babcock said Monday he had some thoughts on who his captain would be in Sochi, but he hadn't made a final determination. Toews figures in that slight reservation. Sidney Crosby is the consensus pick to be captain, but maybe Toews is better suited for the role.
In seven instances wearing a Team Canada...
1. Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh Penguins
2. Steven Stamkos, C, Tampa Bay Lightning
3. Alex Ovechkin, RW, Washington Capitals
4. Evgeni Malkin, C, Pittsburgh Penguins
5. John Tavares, C, New York Islanders
6. Henrik Lundqvist, G, New York Rangers
7. Jonathan Quick, G , L.A. Kings, UMASS
8. Jonathan Toews, C, Chicago Blackhawks, UND
9. Claude Giroux, C, Philadelphia...
They rolled them out with machine-like efficiency in three groups on the opening day of Canada’s men’s Olympic hockey orientation camp. First there was Steve Yzerman and his management group then Mike Babcock and his coaching staff and finally Sidney Crosby and four other players who helped Canada win the gold medal in 2010 in Vancouver.
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