Found December 30, 2011 on Puck Daddy:
Trending Topics is a new column that looks at the week in hockey according to Twitter. If you're only going to comment to say how stupid Twitter is, why not just go have a good cry for the slow, sad death of your dear internet instead? On Tuesday night, the Columbus Blue Jackets lost to the Calgary Flames 2-1 in a shootout and that was enough for general manager Scott Howson. When it comes to tinkering with the roster to improve the team, he said, "We'll be active." Well isn't that refreshing? The loss was Columbus' 27th of the season (including those in OT and the shootout) in 36 games. Their 37th game produced a victory, but at a high cost: Defenseman James Wisniewski broke his ankle and will miss six weeks. Despite being one of the highest-paying teams in the league and going on a considerable offseason spending spree, the Blue Jackets have been nothing short of embarrassing for most of the season. A team spending to the cap having only nine wins at this...

Sidney "Cry Baby" Crosby

Detroit Red Wings fans don't care that Pittsburgh Penguins center/face of the NHL Sidney Crosby is out with post-concussion symptoms.  This Wings fan thought this t-shirt would bring him luck at the craps table at Greektown Casino last night. We didn't stick around to see how it fared.

Crosby likely to be out for an extended period

It doesn't appear as if Penguins center and captain Sidney Crosby will return to the lineup anytime soon. Crosby continues to do light workouts and still is experiencing some concussion symptoms, coach Dan Bylsma said Wednesday. It was the first update on the team's top player since Crosby spoke publicly Dec. 12, and it means he has not made much if any progress in the interim.

Is It Time For Sidney Crosby To Hang The Skates?

Sidney Crosby last played in a NHL game December 5th. So far this season, he has played in eight games. The Penguins have played 36. Crosby played in only 41 games last season after showing the dreaded "concussion-like symptoms" after repeated blows to the head in early January.It has been nearly a year since Crosby has played significant time. Honestly, I'm not even...

Penguins Notebook: Crosby handling concussion layoff in stride

Sidney Crosby's situation could be discouraging for anyone. He's back to sitting out practices and games, back to dealing with concussion symptoms. According to others with the Penguins, though, their captain and best player is keeping his spirits up. "Sid knows how to handle a lot," winger Tyler Kennedy said. "He's handling it great.

Crosby still out as Pens host Jagr, Flyers

When Jaromir Jagr chose to sign with the Philadelphia Flyers over the summer after a three-year sabbatical, the 39-year-old Russian knew it wouldn't go over well in Pittsburgh. And to be honest, he doesn't care. Jagr will make his first appearance in Pittsburgh since his return to the league following a three-year absence on Thursday when the Penguins host the Flyers. He...

Fantasy Hockey Mailbag

So how does the health of Sidney Crosby affect his fantasy value this season? What about for future seasons? I answer a question from a reader who was recently offered Sid the Kid in a keeper league trade, which I believe that he would be better off not making if he wants to win his league this season. Continue reading "Fantasy Hockey Mailbag"

Penguins Notebook: Bylsma offers injury report

Sidney Crosby's concussion symptoms represent the most noted injury, but Penguins coach Dan Bylsma had updates on several others Wednesday after practice at Southpointe. Defenseman Kris Letang, who got a concussion Nov. 26, "is feeling better and progressing," Bylsma said. Letang is not skating, and there is no indication whether he is working out.

Concussion Woes Mar NHL's First Half

Sadly, concussions remain the top headline for the first half of the NHL season. Several standouts have recovered, but several more remained shelved with post-concussion syndrome.Here is an update:Sidney Crosby, Penguins: The good news on Sid the Kid is he is continuing his light exercise work. The bad news: His concussion symptoms are lingering. Doctors first diagnosed him with...

Sidney Crosby still sidelined for Penguins as former stars Jagr, Talbot return with Flyers

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Puck Headlines: Classic gossip; Crosby voted down; Seguin hacked

Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Via the Flyers, here's the mask Sergei Bobrovsky will wear when he inevitably starts the Winter Classic ahead of Ilya Bryzgalov's fragile psyche. • The Winter Classic alumni game has been...
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