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Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby PensFaninRegina on Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:24 pm

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=394090

For all you that were worried that he might play an get hurt :P
Sid will spend his summer training and preparing for next season.

As a Canadian, that sucks - Always want the best representing my country
As a Penguins fan (and hockey fan in general) - it's the right decision. The NHL needs a 100% Sidney Crosby (and so do the Penguins)!
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Re: Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:31 pm

Too bad Giroux advanced, might have had a chance at having the best.
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Re: Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby shmenguin on Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:32 pm

this is a lose lose for me. if he played, i'd rather him sit out out of precaution. now that he's sitting out, i'm worried he's relapsed.
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Re: Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:42 pm

shmenguin wrote:this is a lose lose for me. if he played, i'd rather him sit out out of precaution. now that he's sitting out, i'm worried he's relapsed.


Even though he clearly said he wants to focus for next season?
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Re: Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby Rocco on Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:42 pm

I was hoping he'd play, lead Canada to a WC title, and complete the career slam (WJC, WC, Olympics, Stanley Cup). Hopefully he never has another shot at the WC.
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Re: Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby shmenguin on Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:43 pm

MRandall25 wrote:
shmenguin wrote:this is a lose lose for me. if he played, i'd rather him sit out out of precaution. now that he's sitting out, i'm worried he's relapsed.


Even though he clearly said he wants to focus for next season?


i'm not even trying to make a point.

so needlessly argumentative
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Re: Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby Malkamaniac on Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:44 pm

Yea one has to wonder if he's healthy.
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Re: Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby Penspal on Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:01 pm

While I am disapointed he will not represent Canada, I completely understand and respect his decision. If he gets back to the 1.7'ish pts/game regular season pace, we are in for a great regular season next year.
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Re: Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby wondermoose on Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:14 pm

I envision Sid lining the gym with TVs all looping games from this series, and him staying in there for 10 hours a day, just boiling with rage and venom. I think next season could be very exciting for him, if he can bottle up the hate and use it on the ice.
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Re: Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby Kovy27 on Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:15 pm

Clearly, he got another concussion...we should trade him.
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Re: Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby offsides on Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:33 pm

I am going to take this as great news. Assuming he is healthy, he wants his full attention on next season with the Pens.
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Re: Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby penny lane on Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:51 pm

Because of his concussion issues, Crosby wasn't able to train last summer as aggressively as he would have liked and given his ongoing issues in season, he wants to make sure he's 100 percent ready for training camp.


*warning to all in the nhlpa*
;)

Sid gets to do what he enjoys 2nd best~ train! :D
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Re: Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby Gaucho on Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:59 pm

PensFaninRegina wrote: The NHL needs a 100% Sidney Crosby



We'd been hearing that for about 14 months. That's when he came back and the whole hockey world decided to take a crap on him. I don't give a *kittens* what the NHL needs.
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Re: Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby Guinness on Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:01 pm

Gaucho wrote:
PensFaninRegina wrote: The NHL needs a 100% Sidney Crosby



We'd been hearing that for about 14 months. That's when he came back and the whole hockey world decided to take a crap on him. I don't give a *kittens* what the NHL needs.


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Re: Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby penny lane on Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:20 pm

Josh Yohe ‏ @JoshYohe_Trib Malkin going to worlds: "Really, I don't have a choice."


I think Evgeni takes losing and the end of season worse than any of them. except me 8-)
Be great Gene!
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Re: Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby Malkamaniac on Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:41 pm

Malkin has to go or Team Russia for the Olympics will cut him swiftly. Kovalchuk I think has been threatened with that before. Those guys are all high for their country.
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Re: Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby tfrizz on Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:30 pm

Malkamaniac wrote:Malkin has to go or Team Russia for the Olympics will cut him swiftly. Kovalchuk I think has been threatened with that before. Those guys are all high for their country.


The World Championship is a huge deal outside of North America. It gets put on the back-burner here because of the playoffs, and so many of Canada's and USA's best players still battling for the Cup.
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Re: Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby columbia on Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:34 pm

It saves me the trouble of rooting against him, so I'm fine with that.
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Re: Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby The Snapshot on Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:43 pm

Sid is coming back "Malkin style" next year. He was chasing the game since his return, he is a perfectionist and it did not sit well with him to have physical highs and lows with conditioning. It was obvious watching him in the stretch that some nights he had it and some he didn't. He wasn't concussed, he was just gassed.

This only gives the Crosby haters in Canada more ammo, but I don't really care about them.
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Re: Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby penny lane on Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:31 am

I had thought that Jordan Staal would be a lock to be invited to play in the WC. Perfect opportunity for him to get some internation experience.
From twitter, a couple of reporters, chris johnson and james mirtle says Jordan could have an injury.
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Re: Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby Gaucho on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:50 am

penny lane wrote:I had thought that Jordan Staal would be a lock to be invited to play in the WC. Perfect opportunity for him to get some internation experience.
From twitter, a couple of reporters, chris johnson and james mirtle says Jordan could have an injury.


Bloated liver?
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Re: Sid will not join Team Canada

Postby Penspal on Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:23 am

Did Jordan officially get offered and turn it down?
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