Crosby’s hat trick complaint stuns media

With less than five minutes to play in the third period,  the Washington Capitals took the dominating 4-2 lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins with the third goal of the night from Alex Ovechkin.  As the hats came flying off at the Verizon Center in celebration of  the hat trick from their beloved superstar, Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby could be seen chatting up the referee.

When asked about what he and the ref talked about, Crosby did the worst thing possible: Answer that question honestly to the media.

“People kept throwing hats,” he said. “I was just asking if he could make an announcement to ask them to stop. I mean, the first wave came and then I think they were all pretty much picked up, and then more started coming. So for us, we just wanted to make sure we kept kind of moving and kept the game going, wanted to try to get back in it. So wasn’t complaining about anything.”

For a player who has the infamous reputation of whiner and complainer, Crosby did no favors for himself admitting to his attempts to cease the fan’s celebration, like his demands could even be met.

And as Crosby, who netted a hat trick himself, whines about the celebrations, Ovechkin continues to separate himself from the league-appointed savior, as the real king of the NHL.


Filed under Around the NHL, Stanley Cup Playoffs

14 responses to “Crosby’s hat trick complaint stuns media

  1. Jon

    what a db… I’d love to see them get swept on principle alone


    Amen! Ha ha Cindy Crysby!

  3. Noah

    Maybe the Crapitals, Cryers and this “writer” can all plan a golf outing next week since their year is over… others will be continuing their 08-09 NHL season.

    As for the King, he’ll be watching like the rest of us- somewhat powerless now, isn’t he?

    • Ryan Bright

      It’s only May, my year isn’t close to over.

      • Noah

        Regarding your duties as a reporter for the Philadelphia Flyers, you may as well hang up your keyboard because the only thing left is to drown in the sorrows of yet another failure of a season.

      • Ryan Bright

        No one asked the Penguins writers to hang up their keyboards from 2001-2006.

      • Noah

        That’s because the franchise was busy building a team for the future so there was news- they weren’t defining insanity by maintaining the same playing style that hasn’t worked since the 70’s.

      • William H. Hamster

        Its not hard to rebuild when you draft Fleury and Crosby #1 OVERALL in back to back years, then get Malkin and Staal #2 OVERALL the next two years.

        You see Noah, only the best front offices are able to maintain Stanley Cup contenders year after year while only drafting out of the lottery once in a blue moon.

  4. Steve H

    Y’all sound like broken records. The cities of DC and Philly should be ashamed of their fans’ behavior. Instead, they’ll embrace the moronic catcalls (Crosby s**cks), and celebrate bad taste in general. Washington “fans” will never separate themselves from the Dale Hunter mentality that has dogged them and will always continue. BTW, watching Ovechkin’s play in game 6 made me wonder if I was watching an Olympic diving competition.

  5. Noah

    I know what you’re thinking, I bring up a few great points. Right? I’m not going to give you any more grief because you already have the most difficult job in the world; you have to fabricate stories that make Philadelphia look successful.

    • Ryan Bright

      If the Penguins win the cup, come back and talk about success all you want. But don’t compare the Flyers, who have the second highest all-time winning percentage of any NHL team, to the Penguins, who were a signature away from sharing a parking lot with the Kansas City Royals.

      • Noah


        Well you officially invited me back (see above) so I’d feel as if I was letting you down has I not returned.

        I’m sure you have a bag full of excuses like every other person outside of Pittsburgh but the series is over and the victors have been crowned. What an up-and-down series but just like in the ’05 Super Bowl, we made the big plays when push came to shove and capitalized on the opportunities which set the pace for the game.

        I look forward to 8 more exciting games in ’09-’10 with the black and orange.

      • Ryan Bright

        I’m glad you came back and congrats on the cup. Like most people, I still question a lot that led up to games 6 and 7, but there is no doubt the Pens took care of business when it counted. They beat the Red Wings in 6 and 7, no disputing that. Keep stopping by during next season. I hope the Pens bring up Eric Tangradi next season, he’s a Philly kid, born and raised.

      • Noah

        I’m looking forward to seeing Tangradi- might be a couple of years though but I say the sooner the better for that size and skill.

        See you in the fall.

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